NYPD Sergeant Escorted P. Diddy 1 City Block; Probe Launched

Department Says Reports Of Cop Convoy To N.J. Are False

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD said Tuesday evening a sergeant allowed a police escort for Sean “P. Diddy” Combs for a total of one city block after a concert. The department said the assistance was unauthorized and is under investigation.

Police said the escort was requested by the hip-hop star’s dry cleaner, who asked several officers before the sergeant agreed.

One police van escorted Combs to just near the entrance for the Lincoln Tunnel. The department said claims that several officers escorted Combs to New Jersey are false.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg stressed there is no reason why police should have escorted the hip-hop superstar.

“Police escorts should be provided if there’s a security issue, period. Either for you, for me, for everybody else,” Bloomberg said. “The bottom line is the Police Department should treat everybody exactly the same. If you don’t get a police escort, P. Diddy shouldn’t.”

Published reports stated that Diddy was supposed to fly to Club 4 Sixty 6 in West Orange after his show at Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night. After the FAA failed to clear use of the helipad in time, Diddy’s motorcade was reportedly escorted by three NYPD squad cars.

A representative for Combs had no comment.

Police officials in Washington, D.C., attracted attention when they recently gave actor Charlie Sheen an escort before a performance.

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  1. ExNuke says:

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg stressed there is no reason why police should have escorted the hip-hop superstar.
    “Police escorts should be provided if there’s a security issue, period. Either for you, for me, for everybody else,” Bloomberg said. “The bottom line is the Police Department should treat everybody exactly the same. If you don’t get a police escort, P. Diddy shouldn’t.”

    That is a pretty good line Mayor, when you have police protection for your mansion even when you aren’t there. Thanks to your efforts and those of your predecessors NYC has the #1 Black Market for Guns in the country, people travel from all over the US to sell their stolen guns to other criminals in “your” city. At the same time you take every opportunity to preach that ‘Your” subjects should be helpless in the face of armed criminals, unless you happen to be rich or politically connected or publish a fawning newspaper.

  2. Barry O. says:

    What’s a diddy?

  3. Snookie says:

    I want a police escort too….

  4. 50 Cent says:

    I want a police escort too!

  5. Tupac says:

    If I had a police escort I might still be alive today

  6. joe q joe says:

    from hammerstein to entrance to linc tun is longer than 1 city block – why can’t we just all agree on that

  7. Steven says:

    And why is this news????

    1. HARLEM GOING H.A.M. says:

      THAT’S RIGHT STEVEN, WHY IS THIS NEWS. WHO CARES, P-DIDDY IS A WANNA-BE HARLEMITE, FRONTING LIKE HE’S FROM THE HOOD, TALKING THAT KILLER 1 TALK, MEANWHILE HIS SCARY BUTT IS REQUESTING A POLICE ESCORT. NOW THAT’S FUNNY

  8. Bell Toller says:

    Police esorts are common for Diddy and company.
    In handcuffs

  9. vic says:

    I guess CBS likes to impede on somebody’s First Amendment rights here. Whatever — much ado about nothing here when other City agencies have their own skeletons in their closet that people tend to forget. Remember when we were snowed under and unplowed for days but Sanit workers found the time to enjoy packs of beer? Or how about drunken disoderly fireman at funerals and parades and in their own firehouses? NYCTA token book clerks sleeping on the job? Felon Teachers still teaching!!! All on our tax dollars. So P Diddy got an escort?! There’s a lot worse going on. EVERYWHERE!!! Not just at the NYPD.

  10. Raymond says:

    I DEMAND to see that Sergeants birth certificate! Birthers, crawl with me!!

  11. Trishe says:

    Who cares, may be the sarg wanted an autograph in exchange… But for crying outlaud, just bill Diddy he’ll pay for it.

  12. ARE YOU KIDDING? says:

    “DIDDY GETS ESCORTED”
    This is news? Cops are raping, robbing, and killing people every day and people want to roast the NYPD over this?
    This is why this country is going down the toilet. Too many people distracted by Bulls***. Waste of taxpayer dollars? You would have a cow if you REALLY knew what our tax payer dollars are being spent on.
    Shame on CBS for calling this news.

  13. Justice4all2011 says:

    Absolutely NOT! If either of the respective PD’s gave this MOPE an ESCORT the person responsible for authorizing said ESCORT should be FIRED! If they provided an escort t would be so so so WRONG.

    1. MIKE says:

      HOW DARE YOU!!! FIRED THEY SHOULD BE FIRED FOR KILLING SEAN BELL, AMADOU DIALLO…ELEANOR BUMPERS WE CAN GO ON AND ON. WE ARE SITTINT HER TALKING ABOUT A FREAKIN ESCORT!!!! NYPD IS KILLING ROBBING PEOPLE BY THE HUNDREDS!!!!

      ESCORT ALL THE WAY..

  14. vin says:

    We all know that he got an escort and no one will admit to it.
    Another way to waste the taxpayers money.

  15. Scott says:

    This is news?! why? They are gonna waste time and money is on the probe! There are murderers and rapists and just plain violent people out there. But no, let worry about stupid stuff like this. This “GREAT” government of our is a true embarassment. So is the media for reporting this junk!

    1. MIKE says:

      AGREED SCOTT 100%

  16. They Hate says:

    “he should pay back the city for the escort”???

    well considering P.Diddy’s original ride was a helicopter lift into jersey. Im sure plan B already “paid” for a months police salary each to all who assisted him.. bet that wasn’t a small penny … LOL @ all u broke peasants!!!

    leave it to emotional, broke, lame losers to always want to see someone else’s money get taken away from them… jump a bridge

    1. jim says:

      Jump a bridge? I guess all your money dosent buy common English structure.

      1. They Hate says:

        LOL…. jump a bridge

  17. The Facts says:

    What Sergeant takes orders from this guy’s flunky? Poor judgement here!

  18. NWYK says:

    dat der p-widdy iz da bozz…yuz nose wadda i’da meen

  19. Kim Baliey says:

    Diddy dresses like a White Human and that’s disgraceful to his African brothers.
    Blacks have to dress like Africans and not imitate White Humans.
    Go that Diddy?
    Now go chimp out with Leroy..

    1. WOW! says:

      You REALLY had to REACH for that one…
      It’s so bad it’s funny.

    2. jack says:

      I agree Kim. He needs a spear and some face paint……………you moron

    3. Ty says:

      You are very ignorant!!!! Go play in traffic!!!!

      1. Ty says:

        I take that back! Don’t go play in traffic, B/c you are probably a child! But you ARE still ignorant! And that was a stupid statement.

  20. WEAPON OF MASS DISTRACTION says:

    WHITE CELEBS GET ESCORTS ALL THE TIME. WHY ALL THE OUTRAGE WHEN DIDDY GETS ONE? DON’T BE FOOLED PEOPLE. SHAME ON CBS FOR TRYING TO PUT A BLACK FACE ON THE GANG OF THUGS WHICH IS THE NYPD… AND DOUBLE SHAME ON THE STUPID WHITE PEOPLE THAT FALL FOR IT TIME AFTER TIME AFTER TIME. NO AMOUNT OF DIDDY WILL ERASE THE MEMORY OF BERNIE KERIK. THAT THUG ALMOST MADE IT TOO HEAD OF HOMELAND SECURITY…
    PEOPLE ARE SO WORRIED ABOUT A BLACK MAN THAT THEY DON’T EVEN NOTICE THE WHITE GUY RUNNING OFF WITH THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.

    1. POST SCRIPT says:

      I’m not saying ALL white people are stupid…
      Just the STUPID ONES are stupid.

    2. MIKE says:

      GREAT POINTS!!! BLOOMBERG IS ROBBING US BLIND, BUT DIDDY PICTURE IS PASTED ALL OVER THE NEWS!! WAHY ISNT THE OFFICERS PIC IN THE NEWS THEY’RE THE ONES THAT AUTHORIZED IT??

      IF IT WERE DAVID LETTERMAN..IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A WONDERFUL THING.

      BLACK PEOPLE WE KNOW WE ARE THE CENTER OF ATTRACTION, ADMIRED BY ALL!! THIS IS WHY WHITE PEOPLE HATE, THEY KNOW WHO WE ARE, THEY KNOW THEY CANNOT COMPETE, INTELLECTUALLY, PHYSICALLY AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

    3. Devil Whitey says:

      Kiss my pasty buttocks.

      1. MIKE says:

        YOU KNOW THE TRUTH, THIS EXPALINS YOUR LIMITED RESPONSE!

        DEVIL YOU ARE!! DONT WORRY YOUR DAY IS COMING, AND IT WILL NOT BE TELEVISED!!

        THATYS FOR YOUR PASTY A**

  21. Don't Drink the Kool-Aid says:

    Of course with all the bad press the NYPD is getting lately, CBS has decided to throw A SUCCESSFUL BLACK MAN into the mix as if to say Diddy is the reason why cops are bad. When will you stupid people stop falling for the same old trick.

    1. jack says:

      he’s not successful……….he’s a lucky moron….he works for people who are successful….remember that

      1. MIKE says:

        YOU’RE THE MORON, YOU PEOPLE NEED THE TALENT TO FILL YOUR POCKETS. YOU ALL ARE NOT SMART, YOU JUST HAPPEN TO CONTROL THE BOOKS. WITHOUT THE TALENTS WE EXUDE, YOU WOULD BE BACK IN THE CAVES OF EUROPE SEARCHING AND SCRATCHING FOR A WAY OUT!

        YOU IDIOT!

  22. Troy says:

    No if I can’t get one then why should he. I work in health care some times I needed and have to get their fast and what no escort

  23. truth hurts says:

    Diddy deserves an escort. Hes Donated more money to charity than any of you little people in your little houses sitting in your little chairs… hahaha

    How much have you donated hateful pilgrim?

    shut up, leave educated comments and enjoy the rich negro show

  24. truth hurts says:

    Diddy deserves an escort. Hes Donated more money to charity than any of you little people in your little houses sitting in your little chairs… hahaha

    How much have you donated hateful pilgrim?

  25. tiavoty says:

    a police escort for a thug?? Damn, such a waste of money. If he was the president, the pope, or even british royalty I can understand that..but a THUG? Woudln’t it have been easier to call in jlo as bodyguard? Her butt is bulletproof and I heard it can even deflect North Korea’s best missles. That’s more than enough protection for Diddy.

    1. moon10 says:

      So funny. still laughing.

  26. Tia Voty says:

    a police escort for a thug?? Damn, such a waste of money. If he was the president, the pope, or even british royalty I can understand that..but a THUG? Woudln’t it have been easier to call in jlo as bodyguard? Her butt is bulletproof and I heard it can even deflect North Korea’s best missles. That’s more than enough protection for Diddy. It’s better than the NYPD and it won’t cost us taxpayers a dime.

  27. kendra says:

    yup that sounds right about true cause he is a slick mo fo and shyne probably hasn,t spoken to him since…he should have blown the whistle on diddy also …but don,t worry karma is a b_-_-…he,ll get his you,ll cee…

  28. JOSEPH FOR MAYOR says:

    I THOUGHT THERES NO CRIME IN NY MAYOR THEN WHY DO YOU NEED AN ESCORT OF POLICE YOURSELF. TIME FOR AFACELIFT MAYOR. WE HAVE TOO MUCH CRIME AND HAVE 40000 COPS BRING THE SOLDIERS FROM IRAQ WHO NEED JOBS DID THE COPS OFFER DIDDY THEIR DONUTS AND COFFEE? RAY KELLY SHOULD GO TO WASH FOR THE FBI AND LEAVE MIKE TO DO THE JOB HE HAS NO CLUE ABOUT CRIME

  29. FRANK says:

    Black the new white

  30. charles bowen says:

    WGAS!

  31. simon goldfarb says:

    Mayor Bloomberg is a notorius criminal, a communist, and he should be tried for treason and sedition.

  32. FRANK says:

    Black , the new White .

  33. Jimmy says:

    Mayor mike and commissioner ray
    Are very soft on tight controls in p d it is going back to the days of the 60s and 70s
    Cops do what they want let brass squash tickets I think a federal investigation is in order

  34. FRANK says:

    This dude is a jive azz punk . Singing songs about life that he never experenced himself . His Mama gave him the best of everything , right down to private schools and living in Westchester County . He is a sucka . Lucky punk who uses young blacks to move up the Madison Ave ladder . P Diddy the apitime of the new WHITE…

  35. GREG says:

    IF HE DID GET AN ESCORT FROM THE NYPD HEADS SHOULD ROLL AT THE DEPARTMENT. WHAT GIVES HIM THE RIGHT TO GET AN ESCORT… THIS TOWN IS DEFFINATELY GOING TO POT AND THE MAYOR IS A BIG REASON FOR IT….

  36. Missy A says:

    Memo to Bloomberg: send him the bill. This is a disgrace and a huge waste of taxpayer money & resources. Memo to Ray Kelly, Police Comissioner: get your star-struck cops off the beat if they are going to cave into “celebrity” treatment like this. What did this has-been rapper do to merit this kind of royal treatment? This looks very bad in the eyes of tax paying New Yorkers. Very bad PR for the good cops and the NYPD as a whole.

    1. NotoriousOne~ says:

      Why should P. Diddy get the bill? Did he FORCE them to give him an escort? You think I can just DEMAND that the NYPD escort me across the bridge to my appointment??? Let’s put the blame where it belongs, with the NYPD!

  37. Steve says:

    P-Giddy gets a Police escort?? I remember when NYPD told Bruce Springsteen to take a walk when he was supposed to be escorted from Shea Stadium to the world fair marina after his concert. (half a mile MAYBE 1)

  38. kitch says:

    Who is he to get an escort. In my opinion he is no one important!

  39. eeeeeezzeeeee says:

    use white people are jealous that black man has made it. Ha HA

  40. Bell Toller says:

    Racial profliling needs to stop

  41. story says:

    I am confused, why did he need an escort? did someone fire a shot at him?

  42. joe says:

    whoever authorized this should get his ass kicked off the force,

  43. cassie says:

    His “people” had to have contacted the NYPD to ask for the escort. It is as gen said, …”an outrage…” that anyone, whether allowed to approve this or not approved this & then sent 3 squad cars with him. They probably went into that dump with him to have a drink when they got there!!! (I’m from West Orange) Disgusting, disgraceful, unbelievable, twisted… They (the Mayor) better get him to pay for this! (and Charlie Sheen too when he got his escort in Detroit I think)

  44. John says:

    This was a TOTAL waste of our tax dollars at a time when peoples jobs are being cut.. see how much he was paid by the club.. he should reimburse the city of NY for the cost of the police escort at time and a half…

    Reported earlier on Diddy taking his act to Jersey — for a hefty 75G. After no New York club would meet his extravagant demands to host an after-party for his “Dirty Diddy Money” show Friday, the rapper signed with Club 4 Sixty 6 in West Orange this week, sources said. The deal, made with promoter Vegas Style Entertainment, gets Diddy $75,000 plus a private helicopter ride across the Hudson. He’ll also have use of a new hot off the assembly line Bentley Continental GT in the Garden State. Diddy’s demands had New York club owners up in arms. “After the cost was revealed, we were not in the running,” said one. “We were running away.” Diddy’s rep didn’t get back to us.

  45. tom says:

    A thug…whatever you losers. You have no idea. Although I don’t have all the details for the reason for needing an escort, your comments are a joke. Because he’s a rapper he’s a thug. I guarantee he does more for charities than any of you losers that have nothing better to do than judge him for singing his type of music. btw…he does not promote crime….if you knew him you wouldn’t say that. He’s a good person.

    1. huntslayer209 says:

      leave the man alone!!!!! just because hes famous and rich does not make him a as#$hole. Mr combs has donated enough to charities as well as to the city enough where he should get a escort every time he goes out. “look where the tax money goes” one comment said. let me see your ass donate to charity like him! stop be jealous of successful people!!!!!!!!!! Go out and bust your ass or brain and go get yours if your so jealous!!!!

  46. jenny b. says:

    Really? Nice to know where our taxes are going to. To escort a thug…..nice….

    1. W.R. says:

      Completely agree! It is hard to swallow this one.

  47. Dan Te says:

    How did he get the name P. Diddy?

  48. gen says:

    What an outrage, whoever made that decision should pay for the escort!!!! DISGRACEFUL!!! He’s a damn thug!!

  49. nyc says:

    He is everything that is wrong with society today ! Promote crime / support rap music !

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