Fla officer investigated over Bieber photo attempt

Pop singer Justin Bieber, left, is escorted out of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 in Doral, Fla., following his arrest earlier in the day in Miami Beach on charges including driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Bieber was arrested after police said they saw him speeding down a residential street in Miami Beach in a yellow Lamborghini. Officers say he had an expired license, was initially not cooperative when he was pulled over and smelled of alcohol. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Pop singer Justin Bieber, left, is escorted out of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 in Doral, Fla., following his arrest earlier in the day in Miami Beach on charges including driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Bieber was arrested after police said they saw him speeding down a residential street in Miami Beach in a yellow Lamborghini. Officers say he had an expired license, was initially not cooperative when he was pulled over and smelled of alcohol. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida officer is under investigation for attempting to take a photograph of Justin Bieber while he was in custody on DUI and other charges.

Miami Beach police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez confirmed Friday that a female officer is being investigated for possible conduct unbecoming an officer. Punishments can range from a verbal reprimand to termination. The officer’s name wasn’t released.

Bieber was arrested Jan. 23 during what police describe as an illegal street drag race. In addition to driving under the influence, the 19-year-old pop singer was charged with resisting arrest and having an invalid driver’s license. He has pleaded not guilty.

Police say the officer attempted to photograph Bieber while he was in a temporary holding cell, and a higher-ranking officer intervened to stop the attempt.

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