Bloomberg Backs Down In P. Diddy Police Escort Debacle

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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  • David

    That proves P Diddy (ridiculous clown name) is a coward, he claims to be a tough guy and needs police to escort him. He’s afraid they might tie a noose around his neck and lynch him or take him back to the zoo.

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  • Queens

    everyone should be treated the same why should he get special treatment he’s not the president of the United States. Support crime why NYPD .

  • nyc

    P.Diddy is everything that is wrong with society today ! Support Rap / Support Crime !

    • Mike Mayor

      Jealous…that you are broke and he isn’t

      • Calabro

        He’s probably talking about the recorded fact that rappers throw smut and promote crime in their music. The rappers who do concentrate on being pigs are an actual detriment to society. I’m not pointing at Diddy exactly but he did rise from the streets only to show he still has the streets in him as far as class goes!

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