D.C. Police Gave Escorts to Bill Gates, Jay-Z, Sports Teams


Washington, D.C., police records show Bill Gates, Jay-Z, and other celebrities have had police escorts similar to the one officers gave actor Charlie Sheen, conflicting with police statements that escorts are reserved for the president, vice president, and visiting heads of state, the Associated Press reports.

Records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show police provided escorts in the last year to college and professional sports teams — sometimes to team owners — as well as to a handful of celebrities. The department has generally been reimbursed for the escorts, in amounts ranging from several hundred dollars to nearly $30,000. Officers last month provided Sheen an escort, with sirens and lights flashing, from Dulles airport in Virgina to downtown Washington, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the escort appeared to violate department protocol and that such escorts weren’t intended for celebrities.

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