According to the Washing Post, several police officers who work as escorts for White House officials and dignitaries overheard one of their own making threatening comments about the first lady. After he made these alleged comments about the first lady, he was placed on “administrative duty Wednesday.” The Internal Affairs Division of the DC police department spoke with the United States Secret Service “on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to give details.”
During a meeting of the Special Operations Division, while discussing threats against the first family, the alleged police officer said that, “he would shoot the First Lady and then used his phone to retrieve a picture of the firearm he said he would use.” After the comment, which was overheard by a fellow Division Officer, who immediately reported what was heard to the Division lieutenant, who reported the alleged comment to superiors.
A D.C spokeswoman, Gwendolyn Crump, said in an email “We received an allegation that inappropriate comments were made. We are currently investigating the nature of those comments,” according to the same article by the Washington Post, Gwendolyn Crump also “declined to discuss the matter further.”
WaPo reports that there was no, ” indication of a legitimate danger to Michelle Obama.” A spokesman from the United States Secret Service said in an email that they, “will conduct appropriate follow-up.”
The officer who made the alleged comments has been reassigned to other duties.