D.C. officer allegedly made threatening comments about first lady

D.C. Police Officer Allegedly Made Threatening Comments About First Lady

July 13, 2012

D.C. officer allegedly made threatening comments about first lady

By Clarence Williams and Mary Pat Flaherty, Friday, July 13, 4:21 AM

A D.C. police officer who worked as a motorcycle escort for White House officials and other dignitaries was moved to administrative duty Wednesday after he allegedly was overheard making threatening comments toward Michelle Obama, according to several police officials.

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The police department’s Internal Affairs Division is investigating the alleged comments and notified the U.S. Secret Service Wednesday, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to give details of the investigation.

The motorman allegedly made the comments Wednesday morning as several officers from the Special Operations Division discussed threats against the Obamas. It was not immediately clear where the alleged conversation took place or exactly how many officers took part in the conversation.

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