DJs live a pretty fast-and-loose lifestyle in this day and age, so when one has a run-in with the police it's easy to assume the worst. In the case of DJ Boris, however, it appears as though his recent arrest was the result of a patently poor judgement call on the part of local law enforcement.
An attendee of Lost Dayclub at Tiki Island in Staten Island, New York took the video below during an event on September 5th as DJ Boris was being handcuffed by the local police inside the DJ booth. Additional photos of them putting in the back of a squad car emerged after the fact - and predictably, the internet ran wild guessing what could have caused the incident.
The following day, DJ Boris gave his side of the story in a post to his Facebook page. "I will address this once and give everyone the chain of events that took place, he wrote. "I'll start by saying I'm a big supporter, and advocate of the Police Dept."
He went on to explain that while a handful police officers had walked backstage to address a sound issue, one had asked him for his ID - but it was in his wallet, which his wife held onto while he performed. "Moments later their superior officer...storms in the booth telling me to put my hands behind my back, and is yelling in my face about not having my ID at the same time putting the cuffs on me and walking me out of the club," he wrote.
DJ Boris recalled that he had eventually been let go, and that even though the sound where he had been playing had been disabled he was able to pick up his set where he left off in a side room. "The nonsense that took place yesterday by 1 cop that tried to flex his muscles and show everyone who's boss was completely unnecessary and could have been avoided," he asserted.
You can read DJ Boris' Facebook post in its entirety below:
By now most have seen, and heard what took place yesterday. I will address this once and give everyone the chain of events that took place. I'll start by saying I'm a big supporter, and advocate of the Police Dept. This summer I was asked to play Softball in an all police league and became friends with alot of the higher cops on the force, Captains, Lieutenants, Detectives. etc.. I have close friends that are cops and former cops. I've even been asked to do functions for the police dept that I agreed to do. The nonsense that took place yesterday by 1 cop that tried to flex his muscles and show everyone who's boss was completely unnecessary and could have been avoided. I got on the decks and into my 2nd track I looked back and seen a bunch of cops in the dj booth speaking with the staff about the SOUND. Moments later one of the cops asks me for my ID which I didn't have because my wife had my wallet and had nothing on me. At the same time my manager proceeds to give them his ID which seemed to be fine for the cops that were in the booth. After writing some info they all walked out of the booth as if everything was ok. Moments later their superior officer ( I use that term loosely because I don't even know how officers can even respect this guy). storms in the booth telling me to put my hands behind my back, and is yelling in my face about not having my ID at the same time putting the cuffs on me and walking me out of the club, and proceeds to put me in back of the police car, all for some minor sound issues and other personal stuff with the venue, just to show who's boss. Before anyone says anything, I'm well aware that's the law, and you need to carry an ID at all times. But I didn't have it at the moment. They even searched my pockets and knew I didn't have it. After dealing with this whole uncomfortable situation for over an hour they let me go. At that point I proceeded to go back in the club where they had already took the sound out. But I wasn't going out like that and asked to play on their house system in the other part of the club. I wasn't going to ruin my holiday weekend, for my fans, friends, and owners of the venues over some bullshit. So I played till about 10pm for some happy fans. Yea we LOL about this yesterday but after really thinking about the situation I'm not happy one bit. The welts on my hands will go away but outlook and memory of 1 or 2 bad individuals will last forever. No reason for anybody to be treated the way I was. I'll end by saying. Staten Island NYC is one of the worse, if not the worse areas in all of the US for heroin and drugs. Multiple stories daily of people dying in that community instead of trying to fight the problem they choose to sit and waste time, money in ruining people's holiday for something so small that all could have been avoided all because one guy decided to show who's boss... I can go on and on about this matter but I will end it right here.. I want to thank all the fans, friends, djs across the globe, and the staff at lost that reached out and tried to help and come to my defense yesterday, hence why I wanted to go play for everyone who stuck around. Appreciate it a whole lot.