Gates is arrested outside his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts

After Mr. Gates refused to exit his home, Sgt. Crowley asked that Gates produce identification. According to Gates' lawyer, Gates showed Crowley his Massachusetts state ID and Harvard University ID. According to the police report, Gates refused to submit identification, demanded Crowley's badge number and yelled at Crowley while following him outside. Gates was arrested for "disorderly conduct." Charges were dropped on July 21.
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