We Did Not Authorize Police Escort
… NYPD Says
The NYPD tells TMZ Sports … it 100% did NOT authorize a police escort for Carmelo Anthony through the streets of New York City Friday evening … despite footage that appears to show otherwise.
The NY Knicks star just posted footage shot from inside of a car … which is following a police vehicle that is driving against traffic on the opposite side of the street with sirens and lights blaring.
You can hear Anthony saying, “Ain’t nothing like a police escort in all this traffic.”
We spoke with a NYPD spokesperson who tells us … “As a policy, we do not give police escorts through traffic for celebrities.”
It’s possible Carmelo’s car was following the cop car without the officer’s awareness or approval — but it seems unlikely since Melo’s car was driving against traffic on the opposite side of the street.