Transfers in DC cop unit that OK’ed Sheen escort

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Two District of Columbia police officers assigned to the unit that provided an escort to actor Charlie Sheen have been transferred.

An internal police document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press shows that Lt. Stuart Emerman and Capt. Robert Atcheson have been removed from the department’s Special Operations Division. Officers from that division gave Sheen an escort April 19 from Dulles International Airport to a performance at DAR Constitution Hall.

Emerman was a lieutenant in the division’s planning unit, which oversees escorts and major details, and Atcheson was his captain.

The division commander and a DC police spokeswoman said they did not know the reason for the transfer.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier said in April that Sheen’s escort appeared to violate police protocol. The internal affairs division investigated the escort.

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