A video shared on social media could lead to punishment for a police officer in Miami-Dade County.
Miami Beach Police Chief Richard Clements announced yesterday that Officer William Beeker is under investigation for a video posted on Instagram.
In a statement released from the Miami Beach Police Department:
“After further review of the circumstances surrounding these videos, I have relieved Officer William Beeker of duty pending the outcome of our internal investigation,” said Police Chief Clements.
“These videos are highly offensive,” stated Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy L. Morales. “It is disgusting that a representative of the Miami Beach Police Department, and the City as a whole, would choose to participate in this distasteful video. He has made a mockery of the men and women of the MBPD who work hard each day to serve and protect our community and fight heinous acts such as human trafficking and other sexual crimes. We will not tolerate such behavior in our community.”
The video shows Beeker in uniform while three women in lingerie are handcuffed in a fake arrest.
Beeker is now on administrative duty while the investigation is underway.
Officer Beeker has been with the MBPD for 11 years.
Video courtesy of Instagram
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