"Their presence at the airport was unauthorized," said
Opa-locka Assistant City Manager David Chiverton on Friday.
Police escorts from airports are permitted, but must go through
a process, Chiverton said.
"All escorts must be approved ... whether it was Bieber or
anyone else, for that matter," he said.
He said the officers were suspended without pay pending the
results of an investigation that is also looking into where the
officers escorted Bieber, including reports that he went to a
nearby strip club, the King of Diamonds.
On Friday, Bieber was holed up in a Miami Beach hotel, The
Orchid House, a day after he was jailed on charges of DUI,
driving with an expired license and resisting arrest. Miami
Beach police said Bieber was stopped after drag racing in a
Lamborghini on a residential street early Thursday morning.
News crews, paparazzi and fans waited outside Bieber's hotel,
hoping the pop star would make an appearance, just a few blocks
away from the Miami Beach police station where he was held
initially after his arrest.
He was later transferred to a county jail and released on a
On vacation with her parents, 11-year-old Maria-Jose Lobo from
Colombia said she still supports her favorite singer.
"Now he is a bad boy, but nobody is perfect, and everybody makes
mistakes," she said.
Bieber's next court date is on Monday, but he is not expected to
appear in person.
(Writing by David Adams; editing by
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