Cops defend Hilton's jail release
Paris Hilton's fame and beauty came to her rescue in getting a quick release from jail. Apparently the heiress was released fast as her presence would have led to disruption in the jail.Updated: Sep 07, 2010 19:31 IST
Las Vegas police has apparently defended Paris Hilton's quick release from jail saying they wanted to avoid disruptions in the prison's operations.
Hilton was arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession but was released in about three hours.
And it is roughly half the average time it takes to process people facing the same charge through the Clark County Detention Centre.
Jim Dixon, Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief said that a crowd of about 100 people gathered outside the Wynn Las Vegas resort to snap photos and shoot video of Hilton while her boyfriend, Cy Waits, was pulled over and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
"Yeah, she was treated differently so I don't have a disruption of my process here at the county jail," the Mirror quoted Dixon as telling the Las Vegas Review Journal."When you bring somebody in like that, everybody comes over and tries to look at them. I'd have officers attempting to keep inmates away from her. I'd have disruptions.
"She was moved along out of the general area and put in isolation where nobody can actually get to her. ... As soon as (her release on her own recognisance) was pushed through, she was kicked out," he said.