Charlie Sheen Speeds to D.C. Show with Police Escort

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0419 charlie sheen court goddess 00 480x360 150x200 Charlie Sheen Speeds to D.C. Show with Police EscortTuesday night, Charlie Sheen’s Torpedo of Truth Tour was in Washington D.C. and the star was escorted to the show by the police.  Now the escort in D.C. is under investigation.

Multiple police cars were ordered to escort Charlie Sheen from the airport to his show because he was running late.  Sheen’s tweet “in car with Police escort in front and rear! Driving like someone’s about to deliver a baby! Cop car lights #Spinning!,” has sparked an investigation to find out who authorized the escort. The tweet included a photo of the speedometer at 80 mph.

The police released a statement explaining that the escort was done as a reimbursable detail where the government is reimbursed for the services that they provided. And they are now admitting that the escort should not have happened.

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Councilman Phil Mendleson said that normally the fees charged are approximately $50 per officer per hour.  He met with D.C. Chief of Police Cathy Lanier yesterday and found that Lanier did not authorize the escort.

Internal affairs is investigating the matter to find out who authorized the escort. Escorts are normally reserved for dignitaries such as the president, top federal officials and diplomats.  Other exceptions for celebrities are for when there are large crowds and there are safety issues.

This guest post is by Edwin Daniels who blogs at USdish. You can also follow him onTwitter: @Edandish.

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