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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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"Laws are for everyone else but me."

753 days ago

The Real JJ    

Poor Harv getting his feelings hurt again. Out of all the crime that happens in LA this cop waited hours for a mann with a suspended license?

753 days ago


Matt Barnes signed with the Clippers. That part of story is straight.

753 days ago


I find it telling that the cop said he had a suspended license when he didn't, as TMZ mentioned in the prior story about this. Hence, why did the cop belief that or did he just make it up since there couldn't have been anything in the system about it, including the warrant? This is straight up stalking!! As for the allegedly gay slur: what-freaking-ever!!

753 days ago


Cop is obviously a controlling person with an agenda, he shouldn't be in uniform and shouldn't have authority over anyone.

753 days ago


Cop is pissed off that she's exercising her rights to ask questions....cop has control issues.
Cops with control issues are dangerous cops. Bullies. Dictators who don't like citizens to have rights, especially the right to question a police officer's actions and reasons for actions.
Fire him before he kills somebody.

753 days ago


Harassment 101

753 days ago


The cop is a ****ing racist idiot. And no Barnes don't apologize for any comments. Again another black man and woman having their civil rights trappled

753 days ago


Uh huh.... so this ******* spends 2 hours waiting around to arrest a guy for a minor violation??? Meanwhile how many rapes go unpunished because they "don't have the manpower to investigate them all". **** THAT

753 days ago


Anyone with a warrant is breaking the law in the first place. Don't complain or resist when you're finally arrested. Simple.

753 days ago


Should have arrested his bitch also. A officer asks you to step aside - you do it. You don't question him or argue with him - you do it. Bitch should have been arrested too.

753 days ago

Purple Label    

This cop should be immediately fired! Period the end.

753 days ago


It was bound to happen.

753 days ago


Are you kidding me?!?!?!? Are residents of MB not completely outraged by this 'stunt' with the cops???? A cop can stalk a warrant for driving on a suspended license? Tax payer dollars to pay for a grudge-cop that probably wishes he was 6'6" and making more than cop salary. What a punk cop! How is he not punished for sitting for 2-hours outside a restaurant, then calling for backup on a fight HE started, then arresting him on a warrant that is MAYBE $1000 fine???? Obviously a dereliction of duty, but Barnes looks bad???? I'm no fan of Matt, but this is just wrong and I feel HORRIBLE for him. Keep your chin up Matt, this is BS and someone needs to DO something about it. This cop could dislike anyone, and do whatever he wants. Wow.

753 days ago


If you have a run in with the same cop 3 times in a city as big as L.A. that cop as a personal beef with you. Total waste of taxpayers money...you can't justify a cop sitting outside a restaurant for 2 hours for an arrest warrant linked to a traffic violation.

753 days ago
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