Police: Spears released from hospital

Thursday, February 7, 2008

LOS ANGELES -- Britney Spears was quietly released Wednesday from a hospital where she had been undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, a police official said.

"It occurred without any law enforcement intervention, and for the public that's a good thing," said Capt. Sharyn Buck, commander of the North Hollywood police station, which covers the area of Spears' home.

The troubled singer was hospitalized early Jan. 31, taken by ambulance under an extensive police escort to a psychiatric facility at UCLA Medical Center.

A Superior Court commissioner subsequently placed Spears and her estate under temporary conservatorship, which expires Feb. 14. Her father, James, was named conservator of Spears, and he and an attorney were made co-conservators of the estate.

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