Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief, Jim Dixon, admits Hilton was given special treatment due to her celebrity.
“She was treated differently so I don’t have a disruption of my process here at the county jail,” He told 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.”
The goal, according to Jim Dixon, was to get Paris into a separate room from other inmates and eligible for release as quickly as possible.
“She was moved along out of the general area and put in isolation where nobody can actually get to her. That wouldn’t be fair to her. It wouldn’t be fair to my officers. It wouldn’t be fair to the other inmates… To put Paris Hilton in an open dorm area with male inmates and female inmates would shut down my process.”