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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.

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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.

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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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46.

Michael    

So this cop is "staking out" Barnes for over 2 hours!!! That is absolute nonsense especially for a uniformed officer. This cop should be given a desk job until they figure out why he has this PERSONAL grudge against Barnes. What a POS cop!!

658 days ago
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Nanumi    

I get that the cop was doing his job, but waiting for someone for 2 hours to arrest them on a bench warrant for a traffic violation? I mean, isn't there more important things that the police officer could have been doing? It's his sworn job to protect the public, but sitting in wait for 2 hours for what I think is minor along with the previous two stops, makes the police man's motives seem suspicious in my opinion. Good thing, I don't piss off cops.

657 days ago
48.

Nanumi    

I get that the cop was doing his job, but waiting for someone for 2 hours to arrest them on a bench warrant for a traffic violation? I mean, isn't there more important things that the police officer could have been doing? It's his sworn job to protect the public, but sitting in wait for 2 hours for what I think is minor along with the previous two stops, makes the police man's motives seem suspicious in my opinion.

657 days ago
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