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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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1.

tym    

ALL miami beach cops are crooked lying wife beating steroid freak b1tch as s liars. ALL of them. they also have no problems killing unarmed people .

248 days ago
2.

jack    

free Bieber

248 days ago
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shakedoggy    

i beleeb beeber, not the crooky copper

248 days ago
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jack    

Scooter is a genius of PR

248 days ago
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Champagne Jayne    

Pinnochio I mean Cosner has more issues then the Biebs.

248 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

LOL, Bieber's too rich to get taken down by haters. That's what happens when you got talent and fame. Nobody can hold you down. Respect.

247 days ago
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I hope JB's legal team sues the heck out of the MPD.

247 days ago
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Brian    

We all stand up for this guy. Throw the book at The Bieb. They have plenty of evidence The Bieb broke lots of laws. Like the GPS showing he went 138. That alone is enough to get him time in jail.

247 days ago
9.

j    

If your going to take on a currant pop star who is still very bankable you better come prepared. This is not just a tourist. Serious money has always bought serious legal representation. USA legal system 101... So how you feeling about your celebrity stop now ? Yep sure the kid was hammered but,your apple pie don't taste to nice... If you really had probable cause u had a shot. Listen to the spin machine hum. doh

247 days ago
10.

Jeff    

Cops corrupt? Really? Next thing you're going to try to tell me is the earth is round...

247 days ago
11.

MrHarryBawls2016    

Justin Bieber's entire career has big credibility problems.

247 days ago
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Dog And Pony    

The way TMZ is going back and forth on this story I'd say that TMZ is the one with the biggest credibility problem.

247 days ago
13.

Yurra Knutz    

No promotion for you

247 days ago
14.

stevie    

im still hopeful
if he doesn't go down on this one
he has plenty of credible charges the
police can work on

247 days ago
15.

JayJay    

Can we get an egging update ?

247 days ago
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