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Dignitaries including the UN Secretary-General and the World Bank president have received escorts, as has a former first lady. Police escorts for military funerals are also common, documents show.

The escort of rapper Jay-Z on March 3, 2010 originated at Dulles and spanned from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. It cost $1,114.20, which has been reimbursed. The invoice doesn’t specify where Jay-Z went. A publicist for him had no immediate information on his visit.

Singer Taylor Swift’s name also appears on a log of people who have received escorts _ on June 1, 2010, the night she performed at Verizon Center in downtown D.C. _ though no invoice for her escort was immediately available.

College and professional sports teams as well as owners have also gotten escorts, including to the White House, foreign embassies and to and from stadiums on game day. Owners have also benefited _ the Indianapolis Colts owner was escorted Oct. 16 from the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington to FedEx Field in Landover, Md, an invoice says.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says it’s up to teams to decide whether to travel with police escorts in cities they visit.

The documents show John Wall, the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s NBA draft, was escorted from Dulles on June 25, the day after he was drafted by the Washington Wizards. He arrived at the Verizon Center in a SUV-style limo, where he stepped onto a red carpet.

Police union chairman Kris Baumann said it’s widely known within the department that such escorts are provided.

“As officers, we know this goes on a routine basis,” Baumann said. “Just acknowledge it.”


Associated Press writers Joseph White and Barry Wilner in New York contributed to this report.