Arrest of Lil’ Pump: Behind The Scenes With Miami-Dade Police (Part II)

In one of our biggest stories to date, Real World Police has exclusively acquired footage from the December 2018 arrest of music sensation Lil’ Pump and his manager Dooney Battle. Over the coming days we will be sharing it with you, taking you on a journey into the inner circle of a contemporary music and pop culture icon. (Yes, even if you haven’t heard of him and even if you don’t like his music.)

This video is Part II of a behind-the-scenes look at the decision-making process of a Miami PD supervisor on scene.

On December 13, 2018 certified-triple-platinum rapper Lil’ Pump was arrested at Miami International Airport after a baggage handler reported the presence of a bag that “reeked of weed.” Examination of that bag revealed that it was tagged with Pump’s given name: Gazzy Garcia. Pump and his entourage were deplaned and ultimately were denied boarding as an epic shouting match ensued between Pump & Co. and responding officers from Miami-Dade Police Department.

Complicating the situation was the fact that the bag actually wasn’t Garcia’s, and all – well, at least most – of his frustrated protestations were eventually revealed to have been truthful. But they had crossed the line, said the cops, between ‘trying to resolve an annoying situation’ and disorderly conduct.

At least, that’s what the cops told him. You see,. Real World Police has not only obtained body camera footage from this incident, but we have obtained that footage without a single redaction. Which means that not only will you be provided with an inside look into the arrest, but also with an unprecedented window into the thoughts and decision-making process of responding officers and their supervisors. Never before has footage like this been made available.

Media reports at the time of Pump’s arrest indicated that the rapper had been arrested on a disorderly conduct charge, but neither the media nor the general public knows the full extent of what happened that afternoon at Miami International Airport.

Let’s change that.

Note: This incident took place at Miami International Airport. Redactions have been made in order to avoid revealing operational and security procedures, access codes, and the like. Similarly, the personal information of Lil’ Pump and his traveling companions has been redacted. (Just because Pump is a public figure doesn’t mean everyone should have his phone number.)

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27 thoughts on “Arrest of Lil’ Pump: Behind The Scenes With Miami-Dade Police (Part II)

  1. How the hell can I cop say “
    I kno he’s lying “ turn around and wear his badge proudly everyday in a country that’s innocent intell proven guilty??? SMH he was asked by everyone even the other officers to look at the camera and this man seriously dismissed it jus Bkuz he wanted to bust a celebrity before he retired… These cops r the exact reason why ppl don’t trust cops Bkuz they think n believe their the judge and jury as well ….

  2. They accused him of something he didn’t do/own, The cop would have gotten mad to if they accused him of saying a bag was his that wasn’t, only one reason to get pulled off a plane and ask if that is your bag. Plus, how is he supposed to know everyone’s bags?!?

  3. “You have obstructed the aircraft, it’s a nightmare!”
    Bro you ain’t air traffic control, and Delta is not going to pay you extra, just chill.
    There is no way they were just gonna let them go fly, they were getting pulled of regardless if they didn’t resist or not.

  4. Never, ever thought I'd support a trash rapper like pump, but these cops made it happen. This was ridiculous and the cops were complete a-holes.

    Pump is still trash on the mic.

  5. The police officers were way in the wrong like so far in the wrong know that even when they were in try to make themselves seem right which made them look even more wrong and it's why don't like police officers but they did almost just convict him for something that wasn't even his without actually verifying a clarifying the situation in any type of way they basically almost just fucked him for no reason

  6. I don't even like this "lil pump" but what I saw was him sitting on the floor quietly. Not disorderly. That cop is just trying to swing his d*ck. They ONLY took him to jail bc they were WRONG and they had NOTHING!

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