Secret Service Agents Caught Snoozing on the Job

One agent was on duty at a foreign diplomat's residence while a second agent was caught sleeping on duty at the White House.
1:20 | 10/23/15

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like combat. New trouble for the secret service. Two officers caught sleeping on the job one at the white house and ABC's Pierre Thomas covers the secret service and the bad stories just keep piling up. Reporter: Good morning, George. Yes, they do much the secret service hoped to turn the page on negative headlines after successfully protecting the pope but with this new embarrassment critics say not so fast. Two uniformed officers caught sleeping on the job. One while on duty at a foreign diplomat's residence. The other at the white house. A new inspector general management alert claims inadequate staffing and scheduling played a role in the officer fatigue and may pose an immediate or potential danger to U.S. Secret service officers and those whom they protect. This unfortunately was not just one or two people falling asleep on the job. It's a consequence of bad management. Reporter: But the secret service objects saying the officers were disciplined and that the sleeping officers and only them were at fault. It's been a difficult stretch of headlines for the secret service. Right now. Reporter: That fence jumper got inside the white house. This following allegations of excessive drinking and a prostitution scandal. Some secret service officials believe the unrelenting scrutiny is unfair but others say it comes with the territory protecting the leader of the free world. Amy. All right, Pierre, thanks so

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