LINCOLN, Neb. — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said she left the final decision on whether to allow the “Cops” TV show to film to Police Chief Todd Schmaderer.

Her spokeswoman told Nebraska Watchdog the mayor was consulted about whether to allow the show to follow Omaha cops, but Schmaderer “made the final decision to let them feature Omaha.”

“I let that decision be up to him,” Stothert said Thursday on the Tom Becka Show. “I said it’ll be your decision whether this is something you want to do with your department.”