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Chief: D.C. police transfers not disciplinary

None of the two dozen D.C. police officers and supervisors moved to new assignments on June 5 were transferred for disciplinary reasons, Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier told The Post Wednesday.

The transfer list shows three officials from the division responsible for police escorts were moved.

“None of the transfers were disciplinary,” Lanier said in an e-mail. Inother e-mail, Lanier said the personnel changes were made “for the efficiency of the department.”

In April, police gave Charlie Sheen an escort, sirens and lights flashing, to a performance at DAR Constitution Hall for which the performer was running late.

The escort, which began at an area airport and appeared to break posted speed limits, violated department protocol, Lanier said at the time, and an internal investigation into police escorts was launched.

The investigation continues, Lanier said Tuesday.

The D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary will hold hearings on police escorts on June 23, according to the office of committee chair Phil Mendelson (D-At large).

Mary Pat Flaherty works on investigative and long-range stories. Her work has won numerous national awards, including the Pulitzer Prize.

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