In recent years, people have grown distrustful of police, but one cop found a unique way to connect with youth in his area. Arius George, a sergeant with the L.A. Police Department, calls himself the “trick shot cop” because of his impressive basketball skills. He uses this as a way to break the ice with young people in his area. Arius hopes to gain the trust of his community and remind people that cops are human too.
He first discovered his talent when he was playing basketball with his brother one day. Before they left the court, Arius threw a basketball at the wall not thinking anything of it, and it almost hit the rim. As soon as he saw that, he told his brother he thought he could make the shot. So, he practiced a couple more times and ended up making it on the third try!
Says Sargeant George,
“It became more and more fun, and it just developed from there. I want to say the…