Aug 22, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT
When LeBron James posted a video of the police escort he received to skip the traffic in heading to a Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z concert, most of us chalked it up to celebrity treatment and left it at that.
But when something goes as public as that video did and it involves a government agency, questions are going to be asked as to whether the rules were followed and whether or not this was departmental procedure.
As it turns out, they weren’t, and it wasn’t.
So, the Miami-Dade police department issued a statement letting everyone know that the officer responsible has been given the requisite slap on the wrist.
From the Associated Press:
In a statement released Thursday, the department says it has chosen to give the officer “informal counseling” after investigating the escort involving the athlete. The statement says no further action will be taken. It does not identify the officer.
If there was no video, there would have been no statement, and no counseling for the “offending” officer.
It won’t be the last time LeBron receives special treatment like this, but you can bet that he won’t be the one sharing the video evidence of it the next time it happens.
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