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LeBron James Police Escort

Miami Police Admit They Broke Protocol

8/19/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Miami-Dade Police Department tells TMZ, its officers BROKE PROTOCOL to give LeBron James special treatment ... by helping the NBA star skip traffic in order to get to a Jay Z concert.

As we reported, Miami-Dade PD initially denied involvement in the police escort -- blatant favoritism -- but a rep for the department now tells us its officers were the ones who accompanied LeBron to the Jay Z show.

The rep says LeBron was stuck in standstill traffic at 191st street Friday night and its officers escorted him to the Sun Life Stadium on 199th street ... a total of 8 blocks. You can see the route they took below.

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The rep tells us, "This should not have happened." The rep says the department is still looking into which officers were involved and will determine what punishment, if any, is appropriate.

Sources tell us, Jay Z was refusing to start the concert without LeBron present, so police determined it was in everyone's best interest to get LeBron there ASAP.

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blacknote    

"Sources tell us, Jay Z was refusing to start the concert without LeBron present, so police determined it was in everyone's best interest to get LeBron there ASAP"

What the f*ck?????????????????????????????

373 days ago
17.

nojoke12inches    

Lebron is about as low class as a star athlete can be.

373 days ago
18.

speekintruth    

Lebron is probably the only one of the bunch that didn't do anything wrong. If I asked for and was given an escort I'd take it.
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JZee's fans should boycott his music - he has said they don't matter and they can wait.
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police should be disciplined - I'm sure there are penalties in place for this type of break in protocol.

373 days ago
19.

oink    

1 reason why people don't trust and hate the Police.

373 days ago
20.

Nickky    

Who cares there are bigger problems going on in the world.

373 days ago
21.

PledgeofAllegiance    

That's Miami, the police and LeBron James for you. Stupid, stupider, and stupidest.

373 days ago
22.

serranoe    

This is pure and utter bulls....t the cops should be punished LeBron should pay for the escort And Jay z is an idiot.

373 days ago
23.

SNAPPLETEA    

Maybe he should have been like every one else and leave himself extra time so he can sit in traffic like the people who pay taxes not to be used for a police escort.

373 days ago
24.

tremers    

punishment a justin bieber concert

373 days ago
25.

CoconutScrimp    

Oh, so not only did the police give LeBron special treatment but do did Fake-Z (Jay Z made the audience wait)!!

373 days ago
26.

Lee    

"so police determined it was in everyone's best interest to get LeBron there ASAP."

in other words they knew the three sheets to the winds drunk & high as the space station idiots would most likely riot

373 days ago
27.

WTF    

While these *****s run the world, all the other blacks are pulling the race card left and right. This world is ****ing stupid

373 days ago
28.

D    

So JayZ threw a girly tantrum and the cops thought it was extremely important to get this concert started asap to please him?

373 days ago
29.

WTF    

of course the dumbass showoff has to post pics to rub it into normal people

373 days ago
30.

DefinityFL    

NOT THE CITY OF MIAMI POLICE! Miami-Dade Police Department is NOT the City of Miami Police Department. Miami-Dade is equivalent to Dade County Sheriff's Office. In Fort Lauderdale (Broward County), Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO) is the sheriff for Broward County. If you look at Miami-Dade Police Department's badge, you will see a shield with a Sheriff's star in the middle.

373 days ago
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