Miami Beach Cop Suspended after Pretending to Arrest Playboy Models for IG Video
Two videos have surfaced on a Playboy models Instagram on Monday of a Miami Beach police officer faking an arrest of three lingerie-clad women and then later releasing them.
The first video shows the three models walking up while handcuffed to the Miami Beach police headquarters with officer William Beeker following behind. The first video cuts off as they reach the doors.
They also uploaded another short clip of Beeker sitting on his police-issued all-terrain-vehicle surrounded by the women.
“Thank you, Officer Bill, for letting us go,” the women said.
He responds: “No problem. Enjoy the community. I like to protect and serve.”
Officer Beeker then drives off on the ATV as the video ends.
The videos were uploaded by all three models: Francia James, Julianne Kissinger, and Maddy Belle and have a combined 2.3 million views. As the videos views climbed, word quickly spread to the Officer Beeker superiors.
An Internal Affairs investigation was opened at the request of Chief Richard Clements. Officer Beeker, an 11-year veteran, was put on administrative leave, according to WSVN.
On Tuesday, Chief Clements released a statement announcing that Beeker is now on suspension.
"After further review of the circumstances surrounding these videos, I have relieved Officer William Beeker of duty pending the outcome of the investigation.”
Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy L. Morales also released a statement:
“These videos are highly offensive,” stated Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy L. Morales. “It is disgusting that a representative of the Miami Beach Police Department, and the City as a whole, would choose to participate in this distasteful video. He has made a mockery of the men and women of the MBPD who work hard each day to serve and protect our community and fight heinous acts such as human trafficking and other sexual crimes. We will not tolerate such behavior in our community.”
It is unclear if Beeker was on or off-duty when the video was recorded but he was in uniform.