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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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31.

Comanchegurl    

Meanwhile the residents of that area with real emergencies WAITED!

430 days ago
32.

Mr Rod    

Typical cops, they think they are above the law. They probably couldn't even hold a job at walmart!

430 days ago
33.

lukebandit    

Why didn't they just put Lebron on a helicopter and let him land on stage next to Jay Z? THAT WOULD OF BEEN MORE EXCITING!

430 days ago
34.

sandiego14    

I'm disappointed in the Law of this country an hoe they discriminate against those who don't make as much money as these sports ppl or entertainers. We break out necks to pay for the gas an tickets for shows an then bastards get a free ride like this. FK U.

430 days ago
35.

Brian    

They should start by sending LeBron James a bill for their services. If you need an ambulance now you get billed a lot. How about a $10,000 bill for this? Sounds fair.

430 days ago
36.

Sandra     

How stupid!!!

430 days ago
37.

MagicMike    

Everyone saying fire the cop, suspend him, etc. How about cite LeBron? Why should he not get a penalty for knowingly breaking the law to go see his criminal buddy Jay-Z? Until these celebs see repercussions for their criminal actions, nothing will ever change.

430 days ago
38.

aaao1234    

LOL!!!! The police no matter what state or city are a TRIP!!! SMH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

430 days ago
39.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

These idiot cops should ABSOLUTELY BE FIRED! They have ZERO common sense, and that is dangerous thing to have with a gun on your side.

430 days ago
40.

Chevi    

Tax dollars going to waste. ....

430 days ago
41.

16titles    

Just like in nba he gets "special. Treatment "in such bs. Say guy linked to biogenesis clinic yet media is crickets

430 days ago
42.

buzz kill    

Damned if you do, damned if you don't. If they didn't give him an escort he would claim they were "RACIST".

430 days ago
43.

Sher    

So, JAY Z said he wouldn't star his precious concert without L present? So fine, GTFO then. Go Home and don't perform. OMG this infuriates me and I am not even paying the taxes for it! But they won't have enough 'man-power' for something important, like oh, saving someone's life!

430 days ago
44.

greg    

For some reason, this doesn't surprise me one bit.

430 days ago
45.

daved0622    

Broke protocol or the law?

430 days ago
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