Miami Beach Cop Relieved of Duty After Risqué Video Shows Him With Lingerie Models - NBC 6 South Florida

Miami Beach Cop Relieved of Duty After Risqué Video Shows Him With Lingerie Models

Officer William Beeker was relieved of duty and put on paid administrative leave Tuesday

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    City Commissioner Reacts to Instagram Staged Arrest

    Miami Beach City Commissioner Michael Gongora reacted to the fake arrest Instagram video that led to a MBPD officer being put on leave. NBC 6's Marissa Bagg reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Miami Beach Officer William Beeker was seen in a video with three models wearing lingerie walking outside of the police department.

    • In a statement, Miami Beach Police say that Beeker was placed in an administrative capacity as their investigation continues into the case.

    A police officer in Miami Beach has been relieved of duty after a risqué video showed him with three models wearing lingerie walking outside of the department's headquarters.

    The staged video, making rounds on social media, showed 11-year veteran Officer William Beeker walking behind the scantily-clad models up the steps of the building on Washington Avenue, with all three in handcuffs at the time.

    In a separate video, the women, who included a Playboy Playmate, thank Beeker for "letting them go." Beeker, who was riding an ATV, tells them no problem, and that he likes to "protect and serve."

    In a statement, Miami Beach Police said that Beeker was relieved of duty and put on paid administrative leave Tuesday as they continued to investigate.

    Miami Beach Cop on Leave After Fake Instagram Arrest

    [MI] Miami Beach Cop on Leave After Fake Instagram Arrest

    Officer William Beeker was relieved of duty and put on paid administrative leave after he appeared in a video pretending to arrest women dressed in lingerie in front of the Miami Beach Police Department headquarters. Meanwhile, porn company Bang Bros offered to pay Beeker's legal fees. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019)

    "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," city manager Jimmy Morales said in a statement. "He has made a mockery of the men and women of the MBPD who work hard each day to serve and protect our community."

    In a now-deleted tweet, porn company Bang Bros defended Beeker and said it intends to cover any of his legal fees.

    "William Beeker is a great MBPD officer. As a Miami Beach-based business we have the ultimate respect for the MBPD. Although the video may not be in the best of taste to some, we intend to cover any legal fees he incurs fighting to reinstate his job," the tweet read, which also tagged MBPD and the City of Miami Beach's official Twitter accounts.

    Miami Beach Cop Relieved of Duty After Video of Fake Arrest

    [MI] Miami Beach Cop Relieved of Duty After Video of Fake Arrest

    Miami Beach Officer William Beeker was relieved of duty after a risque video of a fake arrest was posted on Instagram. NBC 6 anchor Carlos Suarez reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019)

    Calls to the police union went unanswered. NBC 6 also reached out to Bang Bros.

    One of the women in the video said in a statement that she feels the situation has been "blown way out of proportion."

    "We saw a police officer and asked if he wanted to be a part of it and he said yes," said the woman, named Julianne. "He didn't anything wrong. There shouldn't be any repercussions for police officers actively engaging with the public, regardless of the situation."

    Miami Beach Officer on Leave After Phony Arrest for Instagram Video

    [MI] Miami Beach Officer on Leave After Phony Arrest for Instagram Video

    A police officer in Miami Beach has been relieved of duty after a risqué video showed him with three lingerie models walking outside the department's headquarters.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019)

    Some residents who live on the beach thought the video was a bit much.

    "It's not the right place for that type of thing. I know it’s South Beach, but c'mon, that is pushing it a little too much," resident Romeo Da Silva said.

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