Miami Cop Who Arrested Justin Bieber Has Credibility Issues
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.20.2014
Good news for Bieber's case...
TMZ reports that the Miami Beach cop who arrested Justin Bieber last month over claims that Bieber was drag racing has had several misconduct charges against him in the past. Officer Steven Cosner said that he saw cars driven by Bieber and Khalil in a drag race, going 55 and 60 MPH. The GPS shows that during the "race", the maximum speed was 27 MPH. Bieber's legal team thinks Cosner is lying and now they may have more reason to believe that.
Several internal affairs documents from Miami Beach PD show Cosner has been accused of misconduct fifteen times from 2001 to 2012. He failed to show up for court hearings five times and was reprimanded for all five: three verbal warnings and two write-ups. Bieber's lawyer will bring up the point that Cosner may not have showed up because he didn't want to be under oath. If you lie under oath you can be prosecuted for perjury.
In 2006 hwe was accused of violating the rules of "courtesy and respect," "Off duty/secondary employment," and "unlawful compensation." He was suspended for all of these incidents. In 2007, he was accused of "offensive conduct/language" but that case is still "open". In 2011 he was written up for sleeping on duty. The remaining seven cases were cleared by Internal Affairs and Cosner was not punished.
If the DUI case goes to trial, Cosner's record could raise some credibility issues for the prosecution.