MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A Miami Beach Police officer is under investigation after he appeared in uniform during the filming of what the police department has determined to be an inappropriate video, which was later posted on Instagram.
Investigators were made aware of the video that was posted to the social media platform, Monday night, WSVN reported.
Miami Beach Police Department released a statement regarding the officer’s presence in the video:
“On Monday, October 7, the Department was made aware of a video posted to social media. Chief Richard Clements immediately launched an Internal Affairs investigation and placed Officer William Beeker in an administrative capacity while the investigation takes its course.”
An @MiamiBeachPD cop is trouble after this surfaced on @instagram, three women in lingerie being walked into #MiamiBeach PD in a fake arrest. Internal Affairs investigation launched and ofcr. “William Beeker is now working in an administrative capacity.”: PD. @wsvn pic.twitter.com/x0BGmedNbI
— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) October 8, 2019
The video showed Beeker escorting three handcuffed women wearing lingerie to the front doors of the department’s headquarters along Washington Avenue. According to the report, these women were not being arrested when the video was recorded.
Moreover, in a second video posted to one of the women’s Instagram story, Beeker is seen riding an all-terrain quad outside the police department.
After the women thank him in the video, the Miami Beach police officer said, “No problem. Enjoy the community I like to protect and serve. Have a good day, ladies.”
WSVN reported that Beeker is a veteran of the police agency, and he once worked for the New York Police Department.