Cop Investigated for Comments About Michelle Obama

Jul 12, 2012 7:09pm

Washington, D.C., police are investigating a D.C. Metro Police officer for making inappropriate comments about First Lady Michelle Obama.

“We received an allegation that inappropriate comments were made. We are currently investigating the nature of those comments,” according to a statement from the D.C. Metro Police department.

The officer works as a motorcycle escort with the agency, but has since been moved to administrative duty, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the incident.

Read the Washington Post’s report here.

The newspaper described the alleged incident that led to the investigation:

The motorman allegedly made the comments Wednesday morning as several officers from the Special Operations Division discussed threats against President Obama. 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.

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told ABC Radio, “We’re aware of the situation and taking the appropriate steps.”

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