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Lanier: Transfers not related to Sheen escort

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The transfer of two Metropolitan Police Department officers out of the unit responsible for providing a high-speed escort to actor Charlie Sheen was not “disciplinary in nature,” Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier says.

The chief’s comments came in response to news reports about the transfers, which were made Friday and were among several interdepartmental transfers made that day.

“We put out a teletype on details and transfers every Friday,” Chief Lanier said in an email statement. “Numerous personnel changes were made for the efficiency of the Department. None of those personnel actions on Friday’s teletype were disciplinary in nature related to this investigation. The Sheen investigation is still ongoing.”

In April, Mr. Sheen received an MPD escort from Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia to DAR Constitution Hall in the District, where he was performing that night. He tweeted a picture of the escort, stating the police car accompanying him was using emergency lights and speeding.

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