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Miami Beach officer investigated for trying to snap Bieber photo

MIAMI (Reuters) - A female Miami Beach police officer is under investigation for improperly attempting to take a photograph of teenage pop singer Justin Bieber after his arrest last week for alleged driving under the influence. The officer is alleged to have attempted to photograph Bieber while he was in a temporary holding facility, according to police spokesman, Bobby Hernandez. The woman faces possible disciplinary action for conduct unbecoming an officer, he added. Her name is being withheld.

Police: Fla. officer investigated over attempt to photograph Justin Bieber in custody

MIAMI - 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's legal woes put him at risk of being turned back at U.S. border: experts

TORONTO - Justin Bieber's brushes with the law north and south of the Canadian border have placed him at risk of being barred from entering the United States, legal experts said. The 19-year-old Canadian pop star is no stranger to having his public antics take a toll on his career. A string of recent headline-grabbing incidents — including reports of public urination and visits to a South American brothel — has slowly eroded the squeaky-clean image that helped vault him to global stardom before he'd turned 16.

Bieber: latest child star battling (very public) fall

Justin Bieber is the latest in a long line of troubled former child stars to veer off the rails. The question now is can those around him save the teen from a complete train wreck? And if so, how? A spell in rehab? A tough-love crackdown by his management or family? It remains to be seen if the latest brushes with the law will prove a wake-up call for the 19-year-old Canadian heartthrob.

Bieber, latest child star battling (very public) fall

Justin Bieber is the latest in a long line of troubled former child stars to veer off the rails -- the question now is, can those around him save the teen from a complete train wreck. And if so, how? A spell in rehab? A tough-love crackdown by his management or family? It remains to be seen if the latest brushes with the law will prove a wake-up call for the 19-year-old Canadian heartthrob. "If I were his manager, my temptation would be to just send Justin to his room for three months," Robert Thompson, a professor of pop culture at Syracuse University, told AFP.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sticks up for Justin Bieber, says he's only 19

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is sticking up for another headline-grabbing Canadian — Justin Bieber. Ford was asked about the pop singer when he spoke by phone Thursday to hosts on the Washington, D.C.-based Sports Junkies radio show. Ford said Bieber is only 19 and asked the radio personalities, who called Bieber "Canada's worst export," to think back to when they were that age. On Wednesday, Bieber was charged in Toronto with assault.

Toxicology report says Justin Bieber had marijuana, Xanax in system after Fla. arrest

MIAMI - A preliminary toxicology report shows that Justin Bieber tested positive for marijuana and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax after his arrest last week in South Florida. The report released Thursday by the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's office also shows no presence of other illicit drugs in Bieber's system, such as cocaine or oxycodone. The 19-year-old pop star was arrested last week on Miami Beach on charges of DUI, resisting arrest and having an expired driver's license.

In double legal trouble, Bieber tests positive for pot, meds

By Cameron French and Zachary Fagenson TORONTO/MIAMI BEACH (Reuters) - Teen pop star Justin Bieber, facing charges in the United States and Canada, had pot and anti-anxiety medication in his system when arrested in Florida last week but told police his mother "takes care" of his prescriptions, according to official reports released Thursday.

Justin Bieber failing to divert attention from scandals to music: experts

TORONTO - Justin Bieber's efforts to promote new music in the midst of his latest scandal are falling flat, say marketing experts familiar with celebrity meltdowns. The pop star is currently juggling myriad legal troubles, but that hasn't sent the 19-year-old into hiding with trusted advisers. Around the time he appeared at a Toronto police station to be charged with assault on Wednesday night, a video featuring Bieber popped up on Instagram, showing the upbeat teen urging fans to check out a new video for "Confident."

Canadian limo driver allegedly assaulted by Bieber quit his job: report

By Cameron French TORONTO (Reuters) - The limousine driver alleged to have been assaulted by teen popstar Justin Bieber quit his job following the December incident, the manager of the limo company told the Toronto Star in an article published on Thursday. The driver is "in shock. Something like this does not happen in Toronto," Tony Albert, manager of Park Lane Livery limousines, told the newspaper. He said the driver was middle-aged and new to the position, but he declined to disclose his identity on the advice of legal counsel.
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