Friday, Oct 09th

Last update03:31:45 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Secret Service agent drunk, sent home with two others

Secret Service agent drunk, sent home with two others

E-mail Print PDF

secret storeThe Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama’s arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel.

The three agents were benched Sunday for “disciplinary reasons,” said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan, declining to elaborate. Donovan said the incident was prior to Obama’s arrival Monday in the country and did not compromise the president’s security in any way.

Still, the incident represents a fresh blemish for an elite agency struggling to rehabilitate its reputation following a high-profile prostitution scandal and other allegations of misconduct. An inspector general’s report in December concluded there was no evidence of widespread misconduct, in line with the service’s longstanding assertion that it has no tolerance for inappropriate behavior.

The agents sent home from Amsterdam were placed on administrative leave, according to The Washington Post, which first reported the disciplinary action. The newspaper said all three were on the Counter Assault Team, which defends the president if he comes under attack, and that one agent was a “team leader.”

One agent was discovered highly intoxicated by staff at a hotel, who reported it to the U.S. Embassy, said a person familiar with the situation, who wasn’t authorized to discuss the alleged behavior on the record and demanded anonymity. The other two agents were deemed complicit because they didn’t intervene despite being in a position to assist the drunken agent or tamp down his behavior, the person said.


Most Recent Related Stories...

US Muslim leaders brace for protests with potentially armed demonstrators

Muslim leaders brace for armed protestsMuslim leaders of mosques in some 20 cities in the US, including Phoenix and Oklahoma City,...

Here's What Happens When You Complain To Cops About Cops

blue lineWhen I set foot inside a McDonald's in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Aug....

One dead in shooting on Texas college housing complex

Texas Southern UStudents at Texas Southern University say they don't feel safe on campus in the wake of...

South Carolina City Will Pay Walter Scott’s Family $6.5 Million

SC family to get 6.5 m for Scott shootingIt started out as a routine, discretionary traffic stop.A rear brake light was out on the...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!