William Beeker: Miami Beach officer suspended after video with models in lingerie

Posted at 6:05 AM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 12:25:24-04

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Miami Beach police officer has been suspended after a video of him in uniform pretending to arrest three scantily- clad models went viral.

The Miami Herald reports that Miami Beach police Officer William Beeker was placed on administrative duty Monday and suspended Tuesday.

Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales released a statement saying that it was disgusting that a representative of the Miami Beach Police Department would choose to participate in the distasteful video.

The video posted Monday of the models' Instagram accounts received more than 2 million total views.

The video shows Beeker accompanying the handcuffed women toward the police headquarters building. A second video shows the women thanking Beeker for letting them go as he sits on an ATV.

A message seeking comment from Beeker's union wasn't immediately returned.