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LeBron James Police Escort

Miami Police Admit They Broke Protocol

8/19/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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46.

Lurker    

So much for boycotting Florida because of Trayvon Martin!

245 days ago
47.

Mee    

MIAMI-DADE COPS did not BREAK PROTOCOL they MISUSED hard earned TAXPAYER MONEY to CATER to CELEBRITIES and should be PUNISHED !!

245 days ago
48.

Chuck    

JayZ is an a** hole....No respect for his audience...The selfish creep.

245 days ago
49.

FCUK CHRIS BROWN    

Dumb ass posted it now he will not get any more special treatment.

245 days ago
50.

Rusty Shackleford    

so many dirty, or idiotic, or douchebag cops.

it makes the few good oes fade that much farther into the dark shadow of "the united police-states of america"

245 days ago
51.

GetOverYourself    

That Police Department needs to apologize to the hard working taxpayers (not Jay Z or LeBron, who both probably have so many tax shelters they do not pay a fraction of what the working man pays) and BEG THIER FORGIVENESS for abusing those tax dollars.

What's up with diva Jay Z. He has such little respect for his fans he would keep them waiting for ONE person? The concert goers that would put up with that kind of behavior are PATHETIC SHEEPLE!

245 days ago
52.

Vote2012    

This is just more proof we have two sets of laws in this country, the rich live by different laws and courts.

245 days ago
53.

Ethel Lee    

I say good for Florida, they realized that they have a VIP in their midst. Maybe next time, they should send a helicopter down and airlift King James to the roof of the concert.

245 days ago
54.

weezer    

Disgusting! The cops should be fired. You can see why celebrities get away with everything.

245 days ago
55.

LordGobblecock    

blatant abuse of police time and taxpayers money!! Fire them.

245 days ago
56.

Kimberly    

They KNOW Exactly Who was " involved", and it should be the tax payers who get to call what punishment should be handed out. The Carpet is being prepared to receive some sweeping with this announcement.

245 days ago
57.

Mikel1733    

I thought Jay-Z was boycotting Florida after the TM verdict?

245 days ago
58.

J. T.    

Ryan credited "a source close to the Stevie Wonder camp" as confirming that Jay Z, Madonna, Usher, Rihanna, Alicia Key, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and other artists are canceling concerts in Florida. .........Guess the money was just too good..............

245 days ago
59.

Kimberly    

Let's not forget he and Bouncy ( not a misspelling) took a million dollars from Sadam's sons to shake her ass for the dictators murderous sons!! Anyone who would do that, has NO scruples, the pair of them are disgusting!!!

245 days ago
60.

WallStreet    

Just another horrible example of whitey trying to keep a brother down...
Seriously - can somebody over in M-D lose their jobs over this, plse? I'd be right pissed if I was shuttled outta the way for Lebrons "emergency". And F JZ.

245 days ago
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