Earlier this week, MPD Captain Robert Atcheson and Lieutenant Stuart Emerman were moved within the police department to new assignments, allegedly for coordinating the police escort of Charlie Sheen and others. The two were reassigned from the Department’s Special Operations Division to unknown parts, which I’m guessing might be walking foot patrol in Langston-Carver. Rend Smith has a piece on the City Paper site that suggests that others were moved at the same time in an attempt to make this move look a little more “normal.”
Kris Baumann, head of the Fraternal Order of Police in the District, is disputing the Chief’s claim that these moves are not punitive in nature.
Should the cops who handled these escort operations get the shaft in these circmstances?