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Bloomberg Backs Down In P. Diddy Police Escort Debacle

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Justin Combs, Sean "Diddy" Combs and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attend the 2011 Jackie Robinson Foundation awards gala atThe Waldorf=Astoria on March 7, 2011 in New York City.  (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for The Jackie Robinson Foundation)

Justin Combs, Sean “Diddy” Combs and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attend the 2011 Jackie Robinson Foundation awards gala atThe Waldorf=Astoria on March 7, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for The Jackie Robinson Foundation)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg appears to be changing his tune on the special treatment apparently extended to hip-hop superstar Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.

1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports: Bloomberg Has Second Thoughts About His Initial Fury


On Tuesday, the NYPD said a sergeant allowed a police van to escort P. Diddy for a total of one city block  near the entrance for the Lincoln Tunnel after a concert last week. The department said the assistance was unauthorized and is under investigation.

 “I don’t know whether it’s true…Maybe that was the appropriate thing – I’ll leave that up to the police commissioner when he does an investigation,” Bloomberg said Friday.

The mayor now says the incident is not worth the “great brouhaha.”

Earlier this week, Bloomberg stressed there is no reason why police should have escorted the Diddy.

 “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,” Bloomberg had said.

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

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