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Justin Bieber

Arresting DUI Officer Has Big Credibility Problems

2/20/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Miami Beach cop who claimed he stopped Justin Bieber last month because he was drag racing has been called on the carpet numerous times for misconduct ... TMZ has learned.

Officer Steven Cosner wrote in his police report he observed cars driven by Bieber and Khalil in the middle of a drag race -- at speeds between 55 and 60 MPH.  TMZ broke the story ... the GPS tracking system shows in the middle of the so-called drag race, the maximum speed of the cars was 27 MPH.

We're told Bieber's legal eagles believe Cosner is lying, and now they have some firepower.

TMZ has obtained numerous Miami Beach PD internal affairs documents, which show Cosner has been accused of misconduct 15 times -- from 2001 to 2012.  Of those, Cosner failed to show up for court hearings 5 times.  In each case he was reprimanded -- 3 verbal warnings and 2 write-ups.

Our sources say ... Bieber's lawyer will raise the issue ... Cosner may not have shown up for court because he may not have wanted to be placed under oath.  In other words, if you lie under oath you can be prosecuted for perjury.

On another occasion in 2006 the PD says he committed 3 offenses -- violating the rules of "courtesy and respect," "Off duty/secondary employment," and "unlawful compensation."  For those violations he was suspended.

In 2007 Cosner was accused of offensive conduct/language.  For some reason the allegation seems to still be "open" in that case.

And in 2011 Cosner was written up for sleeping on duty.

As for the remaining 7 cases ...Cosner was exonerated by Internal Affairs.

Cosner's record could create problems for prosecutors if the DUI case goes to trial.

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31.

LOLLLL    

He just wanted to be the guy who send Justin Bieber in jail :-))) And maybe a promotion.. F*ck you stupid cops! Now you go to jail!

224 days ago
32.

Choose Laughter    

This should not effect the case sounds like a regular cop to me!

224 days ago
33.

jjbythesea    

Who really cares...as long as he's not CA's problem anymore. So sorry Georgia...tag you're it!

224 days ago
34.

Bill Foresman    

Cops do lie to make their cases

224 days ago
35.

c    

Please. We’ve seen proof here on TMZ that Bieber has more incidents of “misconduct” than this guy ever could. Just because the California police/judicial system are complete ******* and refuse to actually do anything to a celebrity like actually charge them doesn’t mean Bieber is at all innocent.

224 days ago
36.

mike88gg    

Wo what? That **** dont matter. thats the past. How many crap has justin done too? Dont mean he can use it againt him in court lol dumb tmz

224 days ago
37.

August    

Florida Cops are DIRTY DIRTY DIRTY to the core...REALLY!

224 days ago
38.

The other guy    

Oh I wish an officer's credibility was examined every time someone went to court.

224 days ago
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Biebergoingtogetraped    

This to me that why they want Justin to plea out after he see this he going to be smiling like he never smiled before. They forgot the the bieber legal team to do all what the prosecutor do. That toxic report may get thrown out do they didn't have a warrent to do it because he isn't a legal resident of florida. That could spelled trouble. It going to be intresting to see if it goes to trial. I can see if they offer Justin a plea deal like this Drop the DUI charges do it for reckless driving and driving with a expired licsense I think he would take that plea deal in a heartbeat.that just a fine with the combine total if his lawyer said to do it. but roy black is good lawyer. Repsented Rush limba in his one trail case and got a kid off of rape charges so he good if he think he can win he usely does. If he gets a third write up his butt is firer most likely.

224 days ago
40.

Biebergoingtogetraped    

Hear a little tip to get out of either a traffic ticket or DUI. If the police officer is not their. All you have to said this officer refused to show up and This case should be thrown out and it usely is. If you guys didn't know that you people are dumber then a box of rocks. Their I told you how to get out of a ticket. The officer who pulls you over need to be in court and not a replacement officers.

224 days ago
41.

fifthdirection    

Screw the popo

224 days ago
42.

HOG    

Cops are all crooked.

224 days ago
43.

Chris    

I do not believe for a minute TMZ has obtained "internal affairs" do***ents. We all know they lie for headlines, right?

224 days ago
44.

YoBabyMommaLuvMe!    

sorry I'm late guys!!!!!!! what has my boy Justin Bieber done now ??????o snap ,,,from the photo it looks like he's running from the Popo he's an outlaw forreal !!!!####......run beaver run

224 days ago
45.

dvargas    

stupid pigs doing what stupid pigs do.. what else is new?

And now to quote the famous words of NWA:

nd not the other color so police think
they have the authority to kill a minority
**** that ****, cause I ain't the one
for a punk mother****er with a badge and a gun
to be beatin on, and thrown in jail
We can go toe to toe in the middle of a cell

HUH, a young brotha on the warpath
And when I'm finished, it's gonna be a bloodbath
of cops, dyin' in L.A.

224 days ago
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