New Footage Shows Officer Wasn't Going to Arrest NBA YoungBoy, Housekeeper Objected809,215 views
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"I'm YoungBoy! NBA YoungBoy!" "She violated my space! I'm a star!"
The footage in this video was captured on the body worn camera of the backup officer on scene at the arrest of rapper NBA YoungBoy and in Atlanta, Georgia on February 11, 2019. In comparison to the video posted a couple of weeks ago, this footage is (surprisingly) far better. The audio is of much better quality and Officer White's camera captures significant parts of the police investigation and decision-making process that until now were not publicly known. On top of that are some great conversations between Gaulden and Officer White, and the revelation that White's primary concern was ensuring that Gaulden's child would not end up in the care of Georgia's Division of Family and Children Services.
Get comfortable, because this is the complete uncut video.
On February 11, 2019 Atlanta Police Department Officers Sobocinski and White responded to a fight in progress at Hyatt House Atlanta hotel. Upon arrival, the officers briefly spoke with hotel staff in the lobby who stated that another staff member had been attacked by a guest and that the guest was headed back to their room.
Accompanied by a hotel employee, the officers went up to room 708 and found Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, better known as the rapper "NBA YoungBoy" or "Young Boy Never Broke Again" and his girlfriend Starr Thigpen, better known as NBA YoungBoy's baby momma. When officers found the duo they were locked out of their room... and their toddler ("baybeh") was locked inside. Along with their drugs.
This body camera video shows the investigation from the perspective of Officer White, uncut, from her arrival at the hotel to their arrival at jail and beyond.
Toward the end of the video, it seems that the relationship between Gaulden, Thigpen, and the two arresting officers changes substantially. They are all casually joking around about Lil' Bow Wow and the officers provide actually-helpful advice on how Gaulden and Thigpen can get through the booking process quickly. Of course, their conversation also contains a warning from the officer that Gaulden should behave himself because he wouldn't want this footage getting out on YouTube or Instagram. Hmm...
Despite their apparent chumminess, in the end, the officers seized 9.2 grams of marijuana and poured out a cup of NBA YoungBoy's “lean" — the promethazine / codeine concoction also known as Purple Drank. Gaulden and Thigpen were booked on charges of disorderly conduct and marijuana less than an ounce, and left their screaming toddler in the care of his uncle, Gaulden's brother.
All charges were eventually dismissed, though Gaulden has other legal issues to deal with.
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