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Matt Barnes Arrest

'You're the F**king Fa**ot

Who Followed Me'

10/2/2012 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TMZ has obtained video of cops arresting L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes in Manhattan Beach, CA ... and it's clear Barnes and the cop have beef with each other ... and at one point a very angry Barnes shouts a gay slur: "You're the f**king fa**ot who followed me."

The incident occurred July 30, outside a restaurant where Barnes and his wife, "Basketball Wives"star Gloria Govan just had dinner.  Officer David Gibbons was waiting for 2 hours for Barnes to exit the restaurant.

When Barnes emerged, Gibbons told him he was under arrest for an outstanding warrant -- driving on a suspended license.  Barnes asked to see the warrant and Gibbons said he'll see it when he gets to jail.  Barnes said if Gibbons didn't produce the warrant he was leaving.

Barnes started to walk and Gibbons ordered him to stop.  Apparently Gibbons then grabbed Barnes, who said, "Touch me and see what happens."

Barnes called Gibbons a bitch, Gibbons cuffed Barnes and in the process Barnes tried to give his wife the keys.  Gibbons grabbed Barnes' arm and Barnes pulled away.  That's when Gibbons placed Barnes under felony arrest for resisting an officer. 

The two have a history.  We've learned Gibbons stopped Barnes twice before -- on May 19 Gibbons impounded Barnes' car because he was driving on a suspended license.  Barnes, whose ankle was injured, asked for a ride and Gibbons refused.  Barnes angrily describes the incident on the tape of the July arrest.

As for the case -- the D.A. refused to file the felony resisting arrest charge.  Barnes pled no contest to misdemeanor interfering with a cop and driving while not in possession of a license.

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750 days ago

Pudding Tang    


750 days ago


The cop was stalking him. That is so scary. There was no case thats why they dropped charges and that officer needs to be punished for stalking him.

750 days ago


Officer David Gibbons was waiting for 2 hours for Barnes to exit the restaurant.

Really? For an outstanding warrant, driving on a suspended license? Is that where my f*cking tax dollars are going? This state gets more f*cked up by the moment! I agree...the f*cking fa**ot IS stalking him! Must be an awful slow day in Manhattan Beach.

750 days ago


This cop has a personal vendetta against this guy. Waiting for him for two hours. Your tax dollars at work.

750 days ago


He was not using it as a gay slur! It's only a gay slur when you are degrading a gay person. Why aint Bitches getting mad?????????

750 days ago


CORRECTION- baby mamma he's not married.

750 days ago


I don't really know the full story or history, nor do I condone driving on a suspended license or resisting arrest, but what I do know is Amanda Bynes has been handled like fine China while she was driving around town on a suspended license WHILE doing drugs. Guess this hardworking, SOBER celebrity doesn't deserve the same treatment?

750 days ago


Bad mouthing cops is never a good idea.
Is he planning another career as a "rapper?
'Clippers should show some social responsibility and drop this imbecile.

750 days ago

Phishie from Philly    

Here we go again! He was driving with a suspended license and had a warrant. So what if the cop waited for him. The cop knew he was a wanted man and seen him and then waited for him. It's called doing his job. Matt thought he new the law, "show me the warrant". What a joke. He new his license was suspended and that he had a warrant. He was just giving the cops a hard time and was acting like he's the man. He's lucky he's not getting charged with felony resisting arrest.
Phishie from Philly

750 days ago

Dan Kemp    

If this is a PRO-COP society then of course, most of You are *****'s, and that is okay, but some of us Party and some of us Use Drugs and Some of us Use Bitches.... that's okay also..)dk

750 days ago


That cop is definitely stalking him. There is something very weird about it and he should be investigated or told to back off before something worse happens. Kind of scary cops get away with sh*t like this and ruin it for the good ones. Waste of money and resourses for this cop's ego and wanna be claim to fame.

750 days ago


What a crybaby! Do the crime you do the time imbecile!

750 days ago

queen love    

DWB..(driving while Black) in America. They're just pissed off because this man makes his money the legal way.

750 days ago


wtf is this cop's problem? there should be rules in place for this sort of behaviour... waiting 2 hours for him? unless it was some sort of sting operation, that sounds very much like stalking to me....

750 days ago
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