MIAMI (AP) – The Associated Press and other media outlets are urging a judge to grant access to police videos made shortly after singer Justin Bieber’s arrest last month.
The news organizations said in a motion filed Tuesday in Miami-Dade County court that the 19-year-old pop singer has no legal basis to prevent their release. Nine videos were made at the Miami Beach police station after Bieber was booked Jan. 23. One was previously released. Bieber’s attorneys have asked a judge to allow them to review the others before their potential release.
A hearing is scheduled Thursday.
Bieber has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. Police say he and singer Khalil Amir Sharieff were involved in an illegal street drag race in Miami Beach.
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