A South Florida officer is under investigation after attempting to take a photo of Justin Bieber while the star 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 name of the officer trying to sneak a Justin Bieber photo has not been revealed.
Bieber was arrested January 23 during what cops describe as an illegal street drag race, though whether he was actually drug racing is debatable.
In addition to driving under the influence, the troubled 19-year-old pop singer was charged with resisting arrest and having an invalid driver’s license.
Bieber, who was in a car with Chantel Jeffries, pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Police say the officer attempted to photograph him while he was in a temporary holding cell, and a higher-ranking officer intervened to stop the attempt.
His mug shots, meanwhile, were released by police, and quickly went viral: