Charlies Sheen's DC police escort under investigation

FILE - This Jan. 28, 2009 file photo shows Charlie Sheen in Los Angeles. Sheen was arrested in Aspen, Colo. Friday Dec. 25, 2009 on charges related to an alleged case of domestic violence. Authorities said Sheen was arrested Friday on charges of second-degree assault as well as menacing, both felonies, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. Police said the alleged victim didn't have to be taken to the hospital but didn't identify who the victim was. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) (http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/images/wpvi/cms_exf_2007/news/entertainment/010610_Charlie_Sheen.jpg)
April 22, 2011 8:07:12 AM PDT
D.C. police are investigating why actor Charlie Sheen received a police escort from an area airport to his show in downtown Washington this week.

Police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said late Thursday that the police department's internal affairs unit is investigating the incident.

On Tuesday, D.C. police used lights and sirens as they escorted the former "Two and a Half Men" star from Dulles International Airport to his stage show, "Violent Torpedo of Truth: Defeat Is Not an Option." At the time, Charlie Sheen was running nearly an hour late for the show.

Sheen tweeted about the ride and included a picture of a speedometer reaching about 80 mph.

Councilman Phil Mendleson says he met with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier on Thursday. He says Lanier did not authorize the escort.

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