People Magazine
January 19, 2018 1:00 pm
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How to Get Away with Murder star Viola Davis is bringing her real life investigative skills to the small screen, with new TV One documentary series Two Sides of the Truth. Narrated by the Oscar-winning actress, the show will look at four notable accounts of police encounters that ended up fatal.

According to the couple, the show examines multiple viewpoints regarding recent cases involving police brutality with the intention of getting people to consider all the angles of this controversial issue. It will discuss tragic events that became huge moments for both law enforcement and the black community such as the deaths of 22-year-old John Crawford III in Ohio and 25-year-old Ezell Ford in California.

Davis executive produced the four-part series along with her husband of 14 years, Julius Tennon.

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The limited series will also discuss the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York City and the Sandra Bland case in Texas.

“This is a way of humanizing these victims and not just making them a statistic,” says Davis.

The star hopes Two Sides of the Truth will capture the country’s attention and encourage a debate.

Two Sides of the Truth will premiere Monday, Jan. 22 on TV One.