Cop Gets a Noise Complaint about Kids Playing Basketball, Joins Them (Video)


Score one for the po-lice! Amid dozens of nasty allegations, it’s not the best time in history to be a cop, at least from a public perception standpoint. But this officer is doing his part to restore the reputation of law enforcement officers as actual, humane people with a soul and feelings and everything.

In Gainsville, FL, a group of kids were playing basketball in the street on a portable hoop when someone called in a noise complaint on them. A cop dutifully went to go check it out, and when he did, rather than cite the kids or even break up the activity, he joined them and threw down some dunks on a lowered rim.

It’s pretty cool. Check it out:

Officer White was recently dispatched to a call of kids playing basketball “loudly” in the streets. In the evening. Having fun. Not committing crimes. Let’s see how he handled it.

Posted by Gainesville Police Department on Thursday, January 21, 2016


Thank goodness he’s a good and decent cop, because he doesn’t have much of a career in ball.  But points for trying!

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