DC Police Officer Threatened Michelle Obama

WaPo got the story:

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.

[..]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.

During that conversation, the officials said, the officer allegedly said he would shoot the First Lady and then used his phone to retrieve a picture of the firearm he said he would use. It was not immediately clear what type of firearm was allegedly shown.

[..]There was no indication of a legitimate danger to Michelle Obama. A Secret Service spokesman declined to provide further details, saying in an e-mail that the agency was aware of the incident and “will conduct appropriate follow-up.”

Wait, let me make sure I've got this right: the cop -- who has been assigned security details in the past -- tells people not only is he planning on shooting the First Lady, but has a picture of his weapon of choice he's waving about, and he doesn't get taken off duty? He's still collecting a paycheck, albeit from behind a desk? Not even a "temporary suspension" for such a gross violation of his duties?

Is it me or is the DC Police Department taking this threat somewhat lackadaisically?


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