LeBron James Police Escort Reportedly Under Investigation (UPDATE)

by August 19, 2013

UPDATE: The Miami-Dade Police Department admits they broke protocol when they helped LeBron James get to a concert faster, when he was stuck in traffic. Per TMZ: “The rep says LeBron was stuck in standstill traffic at 191st street Friday night and its officers escorted him to the Sun Life Stadium on 199th street, a total of 8 blocks. […] The rep tells us, ‘This should not have happened.’ The rep says the department is still looking into which officers were involved and will determine what punishment, if any, is appropriate. Sources tell us, Jay Z was refusing to start the concert without LeBron present, so police determined it was in everyone’s best interest to get LeBron there ASAP.”

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James stunted heavy on the Internet, showing video of him getting a police escort — going down the wrong side of the street, no less — to a Justin Timberlake/Jay Z concert. The matter, according to TMZ, is now under investigation: “Miami City PD, Miami Gardens PD, Florida Highway Patrol, and Miami-Dade PD all stated on the record that it was not one of their cruisers leading LBJ to the Jay Z/Justin Timberlake show on Friday night. LeBron posted an Instagram video of himself riding behind the police car with its strobe lights flashing as they drove down the wrong side of the road. However, several law enforcement sources kept pointing us back to Miami-Dade PD, claiming that would be the agency with jurisdiction at Sun Life Stadium, where the concert was held. While Miami-Dade initially denied involvement, an officer with the agency now tells us they are ‘investigating’ because LBJ’s escort would’ve been a break from protocol.”