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Miami PD says cop broke policy with James' wrong-way escort

Aug. 20, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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MIAMI, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Miami-Dade police officials say an officer is in hot water after helping Miami Heat star LeBron James get to a concert by opening a path in heavy traffic.

James posted an Instagram video showing a police officer escorting his vehicle through oncoming traffic from one intersection to another near Sun Life Stadium, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Monday.

The basketball superstar and his fiancee had been caught up in heavy traffic as they headed to a Justin Timberlake and Jay Z concert Friday, The Miami Herald reported.

The police department released a statement that said in part, "This was not a scheduled escort, and although all safety precautions were taken, the department has identified these actions as a violation of department policies."

"They treat us so well!" James said in a message accompanying the video. "Needed it cause traffic was nuts!! Light police escort on the wrong side of the street. Headed to the big homie concert, JT. Holla."

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