January 31, 2014 12:30 pm -

The Miami Beach Police Department is trying to figure out what happened.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … while Justin was in jail last week in Miami Beach — being processed for DUI and resisting arrest — a patrol officer showed up and made her way to the area where Bieber was being held.

We’re told the officer had no business being in the area … and had no connection to the arrest.

Our sources say … a Sgt. noticed her pulling out her cell phone, attempting to take a pic of Bieber. We’re told the Sgt. jumped in front of the officer and blocked the shot.

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