From AP via the Santa Fe New Mexican
Mayor Martin Chavez says the television show Cops presents a bad picture of Albuquerque, and he’s banned it from filming in the city.
“The city’s police officers are portrayed in a good light, but the rest of the city looks horrible,” he said. “That has a real impact. That’s all people see, and that’s not who we are.”
Albuquerque has been featured on more than 40 episodes of the Fox series — more than any other city except Fort Worth, Texas, and the county around Tacoma, Wash. The series began in 1989.