Did Flo-Rida Get The VIP Treatment After DUI Arrest?

MIAMI (CBS4) – A day after a south Florida rapper, Flo-rida, was arrested for DUI CBS4 news discovers his release may have been expedited because of who he is.

CBS4 reporter Silva Harapetian went looking for answers and confronted one of the Miami correctional officers who helped with his release.

“We have a few questions. Nobody else gets that kind of treatment?” Asked Harapetian as she chased Cpl. Darleen Brownville.

She remained silent.

Questions about whether Flo-rida, who’s real name is Tramar Dillard, received VIP treatment surfaced when he was released only three hours after he was booked into Dade County Jail. Bail bondsman say it usually takes an inmate between 8 to 12 hours after they are booked to be released.

Victor Derado who was arrested for driving a suspended license was released 11 hours after he was booked.

“When you have a lot of money it’s different,” Derado says.

It turns out there may have been more rules that were broken as Flo-rida was being released. CBS4 cameras captured video that shows the jail door was propped open for nearly an entire minute as Flo-rida’s entourage passed in
his personal belonging, a hat and a t-shirt he used to cover his face as he left the jail.

Spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Detention and Rehabilitation Department, Janelle Hall, says “jail door should not be open.” She say that’s a violation of policy.

A correctional officer, Cpl. Darleen Brownsville, was seen directing Flo-rida’s Escalade into the wrong side of the street and away from reporters.

Bail Bondsman Freddy Lopez witnessed the entire episode and says no correctional officer has ever helped any of his clients.

Spokesperson with the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation Department tells CBS4, “We don’t condone any acts that gives any inmate any preferential treatment.
Iit will be investigated and then there will be action taken.”

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  1. Chucky... says:

    “CBS4 reporter Silva Harapetian went looking for answers and confronted one of the Miami correctional officers who helped with his release.”

    Huh?

    What the hell is a Silva Harapetian, and since when does anyone owe her an answer to anything?

    He interview strategy more closely resembles that of a drive-by with a microphone.

    “We have a few questions. Nobody else gets that kind of treatment?” Asked Harapetian as she chased Cpl. Darleen Brownville.”

    That’s a question?! …and she “… chased…” and “…confronted…” her interviewees?!

    Since when are getting arrested, and preferential treatment even in the same ball-park.

    Hey, Silva, you’re getting arrested; it’s never a – good – thing!

    1. Ricky Ricardo says:

      Where was Silvia when a Florida lawmaker was detained in MIA at a checkpoint when he tried to board a passenger aircraft with a loaded weapon and HE was released and not even charged? On top of that, they gave him his weapon back and he didn’t have a CCW! Hey Silvia, chase that!

  2. Carol says:

    This is really sad because anybody else wouldn’t be treated like this and yet he got away with it and even left this country.

  3. CINDY says:

    Actually, he sings club music. Not really about killing.

  4. yokolee says:

    A typical rapper

  5. phantom says:

    RAP SUCKS. NOT EVEN REAL MUSIC…JUST A WAY OF THUGS COMMUNICATING WITH EACH OTHER< LET ONE KNOW WHO THE NEXT VICTIM IS GOING TO BE.

  6. Phil Landers says:

    Now known as “Flo Walker” 8-D

  7. Blake Davis says:

    The way I look at is that anybody who can trim their beard and mustache so well shouldn’t be locked up for DUI! That takes some steady hands in the morning. He SHOULD get preferential treatment from my white cracker ass point of view. The story SHOULD be why it takes 12 hours to get released! It’s sad Miami has come to the point that famous people are now being arrested. I miss the good ole days!

  8. sandra says:

    THAT REPORTER SHOULD GET HER INFORMATION RIGHT… ALL FAMOUS PEOPLE DO GET OUT OF JAIL FASTER THEN ANYONE ELSE… 1. THEY HAVE HIGH PAID ATTORNEY’S , 2. GOOD BONDSMENS, 3. MONEY AND 4. THE JAIL WANT THEM OUT SO THAT THE MEDIA DONT MAKE SUCH A BIG DEAL. SO LET’S GO BACK AND SEE WHO GOT OUT OF JAIL JUST AS FAST AS FLO RIDA.
    RICK ROSS, PITBULL, AND ALL THE COMMISSIONERS, POLICE OFFICERS,ETC THAT HAVE GOTTEN ARRESTED FOR STEALING FROM THE SAME GOVERNMENT THAT BUT THEM IN THIER POSITION. WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE. AND IT DOES TAKE 12 TO 18 HOURS TO GET OUT OF JAIL THANKS TO THE STAFF THAT DADE COUNTY JAIL HIRE’S THEY ARE LAZY!!!!!!!!!! SO IF YOU GO TO JAIL MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A HIGH PAID ATTORNEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU
    OH AND BY THE WAY FLO RIDA IS THE MOST HUMBLE PERSON YOU CAN EVER MET….. PEOPLE ARE JUST JEALOUS OF HIS SUCCESS !!!!!!!

    1. Phil Landers says:

      Annoying

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