VIA| Officer Bobby White was dispatched to streets after the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) in Florida received a noise complaint on Jan. 15. When he arrived on the scene he found kids playing basketball.
How Officer White responded from here caused a bit of hoopla on the Internet. Most consider this video a slam dunk.
“Can you believe someone’s calling to complain about kids playing basketball in the street?” he said. “Obviously I ain’t got no problem with it, nothing like playing hoops!”
White joined right in on the fun.
The example of positive police work was posted on Facebook by the GPD.
“We’re going to let kids be kids. We are going to focus on the ones that commit crimes,” the department wrote. “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.”
Hours later, the department commented on its video after it was viewed one million times.
The video now has more than four million views.
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