Cop on leave after being spotted in a Playboy’s video mock-arresting 3 nearly naked models in G-strings

A Miami Beach cop is in hot water over a racy video featuring the mock arrest of three nearly naked models.

Of course, nearly naked models being arrested plays really well on social media and the video quickly went viral, but Miami Beach police headquarters isn’t as thrilled about it — especially considering the video was shot on their doorstep.

Miami Beach police officer William Beeker is the officer seen in the Instagram video shared by a Playboy model, according to the Miami Herald.

The officer is escorting three handcuffed, scantily clad women as they march to the door of the Miami Beach police headquarters. In the end, the girls playfully express their appreciation, in unison, to Officer Beeker letting them go.

“Thank you, Officer Bill, for letting us go,” the women said.

“No problem,” replied Beeker, in full uniform. “Enjoy the community. I like to protect and serve.”

The video can be seen below and while it contains adult material, it’s nothing that is not seen on any given day on South Beach.

In a statement Tuesday, Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales called the videos “distasteful,” and the cop’s participation “disgusting.”

“These videos are highly offensive,” Morales said, according to WSVN. “It is disgusting that a representative of the Miami Beach Police Department, and the City as a whole, would choose to participate in this distasteful video. He has made a mockery of the men and women of the MBPD who work hard each day to serve and protect our community and fight heinous acts such as human trafficking and other sexual crimes. We will not tolerate such behavior in our community.”

Miami Beach Commissioner John Elizabeth Alemán also used the term “mockery” in denouncing the video in a statement on Facebook, according to the Herald.

“I cannot believe an officer of our force would engage in something like this,” she said. “With as many challenges as we face as a community, how dare he? It’s a mockery of all of our public servants who strive to protect and bring dignity to our city. I’m saddened and angry.”

Miami Beach Police Chief Richard Clements suspended Beeker, an 11-year veteran of the force, on Tuesday, the paper reported, after he was placed on administrative duty on Monday.

Playboy model Francia James is known for social media stunts like the video, WSVN noted. She released a statement in response to all the hoopla, defending the officer’s actions.

“We were actually finished filming without the officer with just the three of us in the skit,” James said. “After we were leaving the officer pulled up and I said, ‘Can you be in my skit?’ We filmed one more time with him walking behind us. He was very nice and none of us thought anyone was doing anything wrong. It was all harmless. I think it’s a shame he was put on any sort of leave. He didn’t do anything wrong and was very nice to all of us.”

There was an interesting mix of reactions to the story online, to include social media users who blew it off as harmless fun.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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