The Washington Times - May 1, 2011, 11:50AM

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a high-speed vehicle escort given to a celebrity.

“I think it depends on the situation. They have to weigh the situation and weigh what’s going on in the city.”

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— Leah Meisel, Arlington, federal human resources consultant

“I feel like it’s over-exposure and a waste of time. Celebrity-wise it’s preferential treatment. There’s a lot more the police could be doing.”

— Maurice Hill, Mitchellville, Md., security specialist

“If the locality has rules and regulations to follow, I’m OK with that.”

— Guy Saffel, South Riding, Va., systems analyst

“I don’t think a police escort is ever appropriate. It causes unnecessary traffic. To me celebrities are real people, too, who don’t need an escort.”

— Shannon White, Hyattsville, student