Las Vegas police are defending Paris Hilton's quick release from jail after her Aug. 27 arrest on suspicion of cocaine possession, saying they wanted to avoid disruptions in the jail's operations.
Took three hours to get her in and out. The article notes that hookers who get booked for soliciting have to cool their heels for four to 12 hours, and then there’s another four to 12 before they’re let out. Not La Paris:
Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief Jim Dixon, who runs the jail, acknowledged Hilton was pushed through the booking process to get her into a separate room and out of the jail as soon as possible.
He noted 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," Dixon told the 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."
You know, when I think “disruptions” at a jail, it’s either the Attica riot or the scene in “Terminator” where Arnie drives the car through the stationhouse wall and shoots everyone except Sarah Conner.