FORT LAUDERDALE—

The end doesn’t justify the means when it comes to arrests filmed for the “Police Women of Broward County” reality TV show, the Broward public defender says.

Assistant Chief Public Defender Gordon Weekes Jr. wants six cases to be dismissed because, he argued in a motion filed for one case last week, arrests made by deputies during episodes of the TLC/Discovery Channel show are “manufactured, rather than detected, crime for the benefit of the lowest form of entertainment: a voyeuristic reality television show.”

Police reality shows became popular in 1988 when then-Broward Sheriff Nick Navarro appeared on “Cops,” which is still on TV. But there are differences between that show and “Police Women.” “Cops” officers reportedly aren’t paid, and the show is not about officers’ private lives.

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