The Shield (2002-2008) is a cop show created by Shawn Ryan, about an experimental LAPD anti-gang unit called ‘Strike Team’, set up in the fictional Farmington district of Los Angeles. The Strike Team has a reputation for getting results out on the streets and is responsible for dropping crime rates, but is also a source of controversy over its brutal methods.
The road to Justice is twisted
The series is known for its portrayal of corrupt police officers, Rampart was the original name of the show, in reference to the Rampart/CRASH police corruption scandal of the late 90s. Download PDF The Rampart/CRASH/LAPD Scandal – 7 Years Later Report
The Shield 100 Photos Gallery (80 promo pictures) starring Michael Chiklis as Detective Vic Mackey (leader of the Strike Team), Walton Goggins, Jay Karnes, Benito Martinez, CCH Pounder, Catherine Dent, Michael Jace, Cathy Cahlin Ryan, David Rees Snell, Paula Garcés, Glenn Close and Forest Whitaker + 20 hi-res photos of actress Catherine Dent :