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Jay-Z, Taylor Swift Named in D.C. Investigation on Police Escorts

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Big pimpin’ has gotten Jay-Z into some trouble. Much like his pal Diddy did in New York City before him, Jigga man’s name showed up on Washington D.C. police records — dug up by the Associated Press — for the use of unauthorized police escorts.

Jay-Z, Bill Gates, Taylor Swift and Charlie Sheen are among the celebrities on the list, which mostly includes entertainers and sports teams. The investigation was initiated after Sheen received a high-speed police escort in April, following a performance at D.C.’s DAR Constitution Hall. The honor — only allowed for the president, vice-president or those who require “extra-ordinary protective measures,” according to D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier — prompted Sheen to tweet a photo of the police cars and 80mph speedometer with the message: “In car with Police escort in front and rear! Driving like someone’s about to deliver a baby! Cop car lights (hash)Spinning!” His promoter later reimbursed the city for $445.68.

Jay-Z received the escort on March 3, 2010, the same day he performed at the city’s Verizon Center, which was preceded by a confirmed visit to the White House. According to the AP, Jay-Z was picked up from Dulles airport and escorted between the hours of 3PM to 1AM the next day, but reimbursed the city for $1,114.20.

The Metropolitan Police Department is paying closer attention to leasing celebrity escorts, but if there is a question of safety in transport they are not considered unlawful.

In April, the NYPD was said to be holding an investigation on the same issue, following a police escort granted to Diddy after a concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan.

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