Officers suspended in Justin Bieber escort probe

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Justin Bieber waves to fans after being released from a Miami, Florida jail Thursday, January 23, 2014.

By CNN Staff

(CNN) — Three Florida police officers have been suspended in connection with allegations that officers escorted pop star Justin Bieber’s caravan in the Miami area without authorization this week, Opa-Locka’s city manager said Friday.

The city has been investigating reports that Opa-Locka officers escorted Bieber from the city’s airport to Miami strip clubs Monday — the day Bieber arrived in South Florida and three days before the singer would be arrested in Miami Beach on suspicion of drunken driving.

Opa-Locka Deputy City Manager David Chiverton said the three officers would be suspended with pay, pending an investigation.

Chiverton said he didn’t know how the escort arrangement was initiated.

CNN en Espanol’s Adriana Hauser contributed to this report.

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2 comments

  • Frank

    Why are they being paid? If there is reason for a suspension then pay should be with held and possible termination proceedure enacted.

    • D Fisher

      Read and you would know why. It states “three officers would be suspended with pay, pending an investigation.” PENDING INVESTIGATION. So to clarify Frank, until they get the facts and complete the investigation, no action will be taken.

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