New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched an investigation into a police-led motorcade that led Diddy from a concert in Manhattan to an afterparty in New Jersey. The motorcade was arranged by Diddy’s dry cleaner.
From The New York Post:
Internal Affairs cops swarmed the city’s busiest precinct house, Midtown South — searching log records and work schedules — after The Post’s Page Six revealed that New York’s Finest helped whisk the hip-hop honcho from outside the Hammerstein Ball room toward New Jersey so he wouldn’t be late for his second gig Friday night, at a West Orange club.
“After being repeatedly rebuffed by police officers on the street — and a police lieutenant at the station house — a dry cleaner claiming to represent Sean Combs [Diddy] apparently prevailed upon a sergeant to direct a police van driven by a police officer to escort Combs,” the NYPD said.
A furious Bloomberg blasted the star treatment, saying, “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.”
Diddy was originally slated to fly to the afterparty via helicopter, but the club’s helipad wasn’t cleared by the FAA in time.