High-Speed Sheen Escort Gets Cops ‘Transferred’

DC cops play 'musical departments' in a mass transfer after Sheen incident
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 8, 2011 1:49 PM CDT
Actor Charlie Sheen arrives at the Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at the Paris Las Vegas early May 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Two District of Columbia police officers assigned to the unit that provided a high-speed escort to actor Charlie Sheen have been transferred. Sheen not only tweeted about the escort, he also included a photo of a car's speedometer registering about 80mph. An internal police document obtained today by the AP shows that Lt. Stuart Emerman and Capt. Robert Atcheson have been removed from that division, and sent instead to patrol services and school safety bureaus in different police districts.

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier said in April that Sheen's escort appeared to violate police protocol, as reported by the Washington Times, but then backpedaled from that statement last month, saying that police escorts can be given to celebrities when there are concerns about security or crowd control. Sheen's incriminating tweet has since been deleted, but when he arrived at his performance venue, Sheen said, "I just landed. We had a police escort, and we ran more red lights than Brooke Mueller heading to a pawnshop,” the actor said, referring to his ex-wife.

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