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Updated: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:12:48 GMT | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

Justin Bieber police escort leads to 3 officer suspensions



Members of the media and fans surround the motorcade as they wait for pop singer Justin Bieber, at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 in Doral, Fla., following his arrest earlier in the day in Miami Beach. Bieber was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest after police said they saw him speeding down a residential street in Miami Beach in a yellow Lamborghini. Officers say he had an expired license, was initially not cooperative when he was pulled over, and smelled of alcohol. Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press

Members of the media and fans surround the motorcade as they wait for pop singer Justin Bieber, at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 in Doral, Fla., following his arrest earlier in the day in Miami Beach. Bieber was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest after police said they saw him speeding down a residential street in Miami Beach in a yellow Lamborghini. Officers say he had an expired license, was initially not cooperative when he was pulled over, and smelled of alcohol. Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press

An official says three Florida police officers have been suspended for giving Justin Bieber an unauthorized escort from the airport near Opa-locka, a city that forms part of Miami-Dade County.

Opa-locka assistant city manager David Chiverton said Friday that the officers were suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation.

Police escorts from the Opa-locka Executive Airport are not uncommon, but they must follow procedure. Chiverton says the one that accompanied Bieber on Monday had not been authorized.

According to Chiverton, investigators are still trying to get more information from the airport and the officers about where police escorted Bieber.

Bieber was free on bail Friday after an arrest on charges of DUI, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest. Miami Beach police say Bieber smelled of alcohol when he was stopped after drag-racing down a residential street early Thursday.

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