Names & Faces: Park Police escort for the Salahis?
Well, so much for that whole "reality" thing.
Producers of "The Real Housewives of D.C." said Sunday that Tareq and Michaele Salahi got a police escort to a party from a U.S. Park Police car -- not a D.C. police vehicle, as it seemed to appear last week's episode.
The sequence -- taped in October at the Park at on Fourteenth nightclub, showing a squad car, lights -a-flashing, pulling up ahead of the couple's white stretch limo -- prompted the Metropolitan Police Department to launch an internal investigation after an inquiry by the Post. It's a no-no for police officers to escort regular civilians to parties.
But a rep for Half Yard Productions said Sunday a bit of movie magic was at work in that sequence. "We had someone review all of the footage from that party and the police escort for the Salahi's limo was a Park Police escort from the K-9 unit," writes Bronagh Hanley, the company's publicist, via e-mail. "The MPD car featured in the episode was not the escort car and was edited into the shot incorrectly." Reps for the Salahis did not return e-mails asking for an explanation, nor did a spokesman for the Park Police.
The Reliable Source
August 16, 2010; 1:00 AM ET
Categories: Real Housewives of D.C.
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