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911 Call Escalates: Florida Cop Shoots In Response To 'Loud' Basketball Complaint

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Fri, 22 Jan 2016 19:35:59 Z)

UPDATE: Gainesville's basketball cop calls for back up: Shaq responds -- Watch the video here.

Gainesville, Florida, Police Officer White responded to a 911 call from a resident complaining neighborhood kids were "loudly" playing basketball in a street on January 15, 2016. The department posted the dashboard camera video on it's Facebook page. Their cops can shoot -- basketball.

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

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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