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New vice cop series profiles Shelby County busts

Just as Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin announced A & E Network's "The First 48" is leaving Memphis, another series profiling crime in the Bluff City made it's debut. "Real Vice Cops Uncut" premiered Wednesday night on Spike-TV.

According to Spike's Web site, "'Real Vice Cops' is just that -- uncut coverage from strategy sessions to capture hard criminals."

The program follows Shelby County Sheriff's deputies as they take down real-life criminals in the world of narcotics, gambling and prostitution. Due to the dangerous nature of their work, some deputies wear masks and have their voices disguised to protect their identities.

"I know that Brian Albright, the producer of 'Real Vice Cops', is real dead set on letting the public see what we do on a day to day basis, and the adrenaline rush that goes along with it," said Sgt. Gary Rogers with Shelby County Narcotics. "But he also wants to see the other side of the story: how it affects people associated with that drug dealer."

"Real Vice Cops Uncut" airs Wednesday nights at 9:00 on Spike.

Click here to watch the full episode.

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