Why was Charlie Sheen given a police escort to DAR Constitution Hall?
WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police are investigating why Charlie Sheen received a police escort from an area airport to his show in downtown Washington this week
Police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said late Thursday that the police department's internal affairs unit is investigating the incident.
On Tuesday, D.C. police used lights and sirens as they escorted Sheen from Dulles International Airport to his stage show, "Violent Torpedo of Truth: Defeat Is Not an Option," at DAR Constitution Hall. At the time, Sheen was running nearly an hour late for the show.
Sheen tweeted about the ride and included a picture of a speedometer reaching about 80 mph
Councilman Phil Mendelson says he met with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier on Thursday. He says Lanier did not authorize the escort.
TBD: Before his performance, Sheen sent out a tweet about his location, since deleted:
"[I]n car with police escort in front and rear! [D]riving like someone's about to deliver a baby! Cop car lights #spinning."
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