Death of a Policeman is a British documentary special which details the story and trial of former American marine David Bieber, who murdered a British policeman in cold blood during a routine traffic stop in 2003.
The special originally aired in the UK on BBC One's Real Story on 8 December, 2004. It is an hour long.
Death of a Policeman aired in South Africa on DStv's Crime & Investigation Network on Tuesday 26 August 2008, at 20h30.
Wednesday 27 August: 02h30, 14h30
Saturday 30 August: 23h10
Sunday 31 August: 05h10, 17h10
The story of the tragic murder of PC Ian Broadhurst who was fatally shot during a routine traffic ‘stop and check’.
After going on the run, the murderer was eventually named as American David Bieber, who had stolen the identity of a dead five-year-old child and had come to the United Kingdom to flee charges of contract killing in the United States.
How did a promising sportsman from a stable family become a callous killer?
This special tries to find the answer and also features an emotional interview with Broadhurst’s family and exclusive footage of Bieber on the run.
The film is presented by Fiona Bruce and was originally shown to coincide with the end of Bieber’s trial in 2004.