The Scooter Cops of Bed-Stuy


The Scooter Cops of Bed-Stuy tells the story of Scooter Joe and Kenny, a black and white cop duo that was rare in the 1970s, who became legends in the neighborhood of Bed-Stuy by making themselves an effective neighborhood crime-fighting scooter patrol. They were scooter cops assigned to check potholes and issue parking tickets; however, they decided to go after bigger game - murderers and drug pushers.


The Scooter Cops of Bed-Stuy is a broadcast feature length documentary and is currently in production. We have filmed over 50 hours of verité, B-Roll and interview footage. We are currently scheduling and filming remaining interviews with historians, politicians, authors and academics who are helping build context for the history of Bed-Stuy as well as several other former police officers who worked with Joe and Kenny. We are in pre-production for our first re-creation scenes.

The Scooter Cops of Bed-Stuy is produced independently and is currently financed with personal funds. The Scooter Cops of Bed-Stuy was selected as a finalist in the Paley Center for New Media Doc Pitch Contest, received fiscal sponsorship from IFP, and participated in the Big Sky Documentary Festival Pitch Event.

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