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D. C. police officer removed from duty for allegedly threatening Michelle Obama

D. C. police officer removed from duty for allegedly threatening Michelle Obama

A Washington D. C. police officer allegedly threatened to shoot Michelle Obama.  After making the threat, he used his cell phone to show others the gun he would use to shoot her.  However, it is not clear what sort of gun he planned to use.

The officer 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 how many officers took part in the conversation.

Officials removed the officer in question from the motorcycle escort and placed him on administrative duty.  The D. C. police will investigate and the Secret Service will follow up as needed. The police declined to identify the officer in question and U. S. attorney’s office declined to comment.

“We received an allegation that inappropriate comments were made. We are currently investigating the nature of those comments,” D.C. police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said in an e-mail. She declined to discuss the matter further.

A Secret Service spokesman declined to give further details, but said in an e-mail that they are aware of the alleged threat and “will conduct appropriate follow-up.”

Officials say there was no indication of legitimate danger to Mrs. Obama, but according to Washington Times Mayor Vincent Gray stated that it is unclear just how serious the comments made were.

However, Washington Times reports that there are conflicting reports concerning the alleged threat to Mrs. Obama.

“We don’t know whether there’s any truth to this or not, but it’s obviously serious enough to warrant a very intense … investigation,” Mr. Gray said while appearing as a guest on NewsChannel 8’s weekday political show.

One officer stated, "This is not funny and police officers get that. This is not something you joke about."

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Mriana is a humanist and the author of "A Source of Misery", who grew up in the Church of God, Anderson Indiana. After she became an adult, she joined the Episcopal Church, but later left the Church and became a humanist. She has two grown sons and raises cats. Mriana raised her sons in the Episcopal Church, but in their teen years, they left the Church and she soon followed. One of her sons became a "Tao Buddhist" and the other a None, creating his own world view. She enjoys writing, reading, science, philosophy, psychology, and other subjects. Mriana is also an animal lover, who cares for their welfare as living beings, who are part of the earth. She is a huge Star Trek fan in a little body.
  • Deborah_B

    Given some of the talk I hear on right wing radio and things I've read on the Internet, this doesn't surprise me. There is so much hate wielded at the Obamas and to be fair, Romney, that it seems like Americans are sitting on a powder keg of negative emotions.

    • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

      I agree and I find it shockingly frightening. I don't think the U. S. has ever been this bad in all of recorded history. I feel like it's a ticking time bomb, but what I don't understand is why so much hate is directed at our president and his wife. I thought we as a country, at least the majority of us, had grown beyond the obvious, but obviously I was wrong. Those who were alive before Kennedy was shot, as well as history books do not talk about there being hatred as strong as it is now. IMO, that was a powder keg. This, I fear, is a ticking time bomb. :(

      • GALLEXIE

        some have but the republican party has been behind all this hate talk and they should pay steep fines for the disrespect for PRESIDENT OBAMA, senator's have resigned for sending out racial memos through email.the officer meant what he said desk duty my ass he should be behind bars getting mental help. Something has to be seriously wrong with him to jeproadize his own family and pension

        • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

          I agree that he needs help and should not be on the police force at all, not even in a desk job.

    • GALLEXIE

      I AGREE ,the police officer has racial and mental problems 17 years on the force working on WHITE HOUSE DUTY,is to close for comfort ,that was no joke he was serious and needs serious help

  • GALLEXIE

    REMOVED FROM DUTY THEN GIVEN A PHYSIOLOGICAL EVALUATION

  • GALLEXIE

    POLICE ALSO SHOULD BE EVALUATED TO CARRY ARMS

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