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D.C. Police Chief Says Sheen Escort Violated Policy, If Allegations Are True

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D.C. Police allegedly used lights and sirens as they escorted Sheen from Dulles International Airport to his stage show at DAR Constitution Hall on Tuesday. At the time, Sheen was running an hour late for his show.

Sheen tweeted about the ride and included a picture of a speedometer reaching about 80 mph.

Friday MPD Chief Cathy Lanier released a statement saying that if the allegations are true, the escort violated several aspects of department policy. She said, "It is not our practice to utilize emergency equipment for non emergency situations" and "members of the MPD generally do not operate in another jurisdiction without the assistance of a partner agency." The statement says it also appears that the approval process for reimbursable security details was not followed.

Lanier says written policy states that MPD police escorts are also generally reserved for the president, vice president, visiting heads of state or the mayor of the District of Columbia.

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