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LeBron James

Police Escort Now

'Under Investigation'

8/19/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

081713_lebron_james_launchLeBron James has police departments all over South Florida throwing up their hands ... disavowing any involvement with the police escort LBJ got to a concert -- but TMZ has learned Miami-Dade PD is now officially investigating the matter.

TMZ spoke with four police agencies -- Miami City PD, Miami Gardens PD, Florida Highway Patrol, and Miami-Dade PD -- and all stated on the record that it was not one of their cruisers leading LBJ to the Jay Z/Justin Timberlake show on Friday night.

LeBron posted an Instagram video of himself riding behind the police car with its strobe lights flashing as they drove down the wrong side of the road.

However, several law enforcement sources kept pointing us back to Miami-Dade PD, claiming that would be the agency with jurisdiction at Sun Life Stadium, where the concert was held.

While Miami-Dade initially denied involvement ... an officer with the agency now tells us they are "investigating" because LBJ's escort would've been a break from protocol.

We're told dignitaries typically make a written request for a police escort before an event -- and that didn't happen with LBJ.

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1.

Don    

Dignitaries? He's a frickin athlete with a ton of cash to hire any escort they want.

I smell something. Ah, the odor of entitlement and internal corruption exposed.

The correct smell should be the smell of those officers terminated for being star struck versus protecting and serving as they were hired fore

380 days ago
2.

Monyhony    

Rookie.. I'm sure

380 days ago
3.

mintjulep    

Someone's getting fired for this.

380 days ago
4.

Bob DaMahn    

Saw this coming a mile away!

380 days ago
5.

HRH Prince Michael    

Deplorable. While millions of American Citizens now live hand-to-mouth, this National Thug Association
millionaire gets a police escort?

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JUSTICE, shall be relentlessly
SERVED!


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380 days ago
6.

Carriejane    

Who cares ?

380 days ago
7.

samson    

LeBron James is an idiot! The cop did him a huge (and probably prohibited) favor, and dude had to show out and throw it up on Instagram, rather than just keeping his mouth shut about it.

380 days ago
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QE2    

James may have basketball smarts, but not much else. Who would be stupid enough to post something like that? All it would do is get the officers get in trouble because any half-wit knows that they don't get paid to deliver pro athletes to concerts. Which is why these things are requested in writing and then go through an approval process. The cops probably wanted tickets or something--which isn't right either, only an idiot puts that online.

380 days ago
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QE2    

Just to mention it, no sane person should ever do something stupid and tick off a cop. Very bad idea. This probably pissed off a lot of cops.

380 days ago
10.

dippusundri    

Why not just take a helicopter? LeBron has a tin ear when it comes to his actions, and the public perception of them. Bad move....again.

LeBron James gets Police Escort to Justin Timberlake Concert Full Video here http://tiny.cc/LeBron-James-Video

380 days ago
11.

Brite    

Whew sounds like another entitled one:)

380 days ago
12.

blkbo4whtgrdma    

Hopefully Bron finally learns that being stupid hurts yourself and others.

380 days ago
13.

OMFG    

While the rest of fans sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic Friday night, one Miami VIP got the royal treatment on the way to Jay Z and Justin Timberlake's final concert of their "Legends of the Summer” tour.

Miami Heat star LeBron James tweeted an Instagram video showing he received a police escort to Sun Life Stadium.

The video shows James following a police car traveling against traffic on the wrong side of a six-lane road. To the right, a blur of red tail lights show a gridlock of concert traffic:


NICE, so he thought this was OK because corrupt LA cops do it ALL the f'n time

380 days ago
14.

Nobrows    

Dignitaries? What qualifies him as a dignitary?

380 days ago
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cabuchholz73    

Maybe they were not really cops? oh oh new scandal, i think impersonating a cop is a crime

380 days ago
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