Police officers are constantly in the news and most often, due to their violence.
But when Kansas City, Missouri Police Officer Todd Templeton pulled over after seeing kids playing basketball in the street, what was captured on film might shock you.
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Templeton and two other officers decide that they want to get in with the basketball game and play a little three-on-three with the kids.
Samuel Lockridge was nearby with his video camera and captured it all.
“It was very special. That’s why I felt like it was important and I felt obligated to record it,” Lockridge told KMBC-TV. “Ain’t seen too many police officers do this.”
Templeton said that he wants to introduce local kids to good interactions with police instead of bad ones.
“We’re doing it for the kids. We love the kids out here. We try to do our best interacting with the kids,” he told the station. “They see enough of the bad stuff that goes in the neighborhoods just like we do, and we need to get their mind off of that.”
One of the kids, 11-year-old Clark Woods, has the dream of going pro and liked playing the older cops.
“It was a nice experience for me to play with the police because I like to play basketball a lot, so it would help me get to the NBA level because I have more experience,” he said.
Its nice to see cops that aren’t in the news for police brutality or worse.