(left) Justin Bieber appeared briefly in front of Judge Joseph Farina, via video Jan23, 2014 in Miami. (right) Surveillance video shows police patted down JB in jail house.
News media asks Florida judge to release Justin Bieber jail videos [full version].
Judge is holding a hearing on a motion by media outlets seeking the release of police videos made shortly after Justin Bieber’s recent arrest.
Justin’s lawyers want a Miami-Dade County judge to prevent the release of the videos until his lawyers can review them for potentially inappropriate material.
The media outlets say there is no legal basis to withhold videos of Justin taken at a Miami Beach police station after his arrest on Jan. 23.
Judges deciding whether to release Bieber jail video.
A Miami-Dade County judge is deciding whether all or portions of Justin Bieber’s inappropriate jailhouse video should be released to the public – or not, reports WPLG Local10.
No decision was made during Thursday’s hearing.
Justin’s attorneys are asking a judge to seal police surveillance video of Justin while he was at the Miami Beach police station when he was arrested in January.
Earlier this month, after consulting with prosecutors, Miami Beach police publicly released a portion of that surveillance video that shows Justin being patted down by officers.
JB’s lawyers claim the unreleased footage shows Justin partially undressed at times — including when he urinated for a drug test. They argued it’s demeaning and something the public doesn’t have a right to see.
Justin has pleaded NOT GUILTY to misdemeanor charges of DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license on January 23.
A continuation on Thursday’s motion was scheduled for March 4. The trial, originally set for March 3, was rescheduled for a later date.
Justin Bieber’s privates will remain private [for now] as Miami-Dade judge weighs police urination footage.
Justin Bieber’s privates video, for now, remain private as a Miami-Dade judge weighs whether to release video clips of him urinating inside a Miami Beach police station.
Justin’s legal team on Thursday insisted that the public had no right to see urination footage that is evidence in the criminal case against him.
One of lawyer, Howard Srebnick said:
No reason why the media should make a spectacle of that event, even if it happens to be someone who is high profile.
Srebnick said there are only four clips in 10 hours of various footage that show Justin urinating, with a small wall partially covering the view.
Judge William Altfield will view the videos in his chambers and review more court filings before making a decision on March 4. The rest of the videos, for now, will remain secret until the issue is hashed out.