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Officers suspended in Justin Bieber escort probe

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Posted at 8:32 AM, Jan 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-24 10:41:42-05

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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