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D.C. cop won't be charged over alleged threat to first lady

  Again don't these Secret Service agents have any real criminals to hunt down


D.C. cop won't be charged over alleged threat to first lady

By Michael Winter, USA TODAY

A District of Columbia police motorcycle escort will not face criminal charges for allegedly telling other officers at breakfast that he wanted to shoot Michelle Obama, The Washington Post reports.

An investigation by police and the Secret Service determined that the 17-year veteran, who helped escort dignitaries, including President Obama and his family, was not serious when he made the alleged threat in July, an official familiar with the case told the Post.

The officer may be disciplined for police misconduct, however.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Thursday on a local radio station that "there's absolutely no place for jokes that could be perceived as a threat to the first lady" or anyone else.

The officer, who has not been identified, was assigned to a desk job while an internal affairs investigation continues.


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