A police officer in Miami Beach has been relieved of his position after he appeared in an inappropriate video on Instagram.
Channel 7 News in Miami wrote:
Miami Beach Police released a statement on the inappropriate video on Monday that read, “On Monday, October 7, the Department was made aware of a video posted to social media. Chief Richard Clements immediately launched an Internal Affairs investigation and placed Officer William Beeker in an administrative capacity while the investigation takes its course.”
Then, on Tuesday, Clements released a new statement announcing the suspension, “After further review of the circumstances surrounding these videos, I have relieved Officer William Beeker of duty pending the outcome of the investigation.”
The video showed Beeker escorting three handcuffed women wearing lingerie to the front doors of the department’s headquarters along Washington Avenue. The women were not being arrested when the video was recorded.
The 3 adult industry, social media-savy ladies were wearing thongs and bras when they roped in beach cop Beeker, making him a featured character in their Instagram skit.
In a second video posted to one of the women’s Instagram story, Beeker could be seen riding an all-terrain vehicle outside the headquarters.
After the women thank him in the video, Beeker said, “No problem. Enjoy the community I like to protect and serve. Have a good day, ladies.”
“I just think it’s wild that he’s under investigation for something like that,” resident Justin Witherspoon said. “It doesn’t bother me too much as long as it’s a prank, you know. It’s a little skit.”
The videos have been viewed over a million times on social media.