Stunning New Report on Secret Service Reveals Agents Sleeping on the Job

Inspector General issues a formal warning about the risks of overworking agency employees.
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And to a stunning new report on the secret service tonight. At least two officers discovered sleeping on the job, one of them at the white house. And the inspeck tomorrow general, a federal watchdog, issuing a formal warning now about the security risk of overworking agency employees. Here's ABC's senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas. Reporter: Sleeping on the job. Not the words you want associated with the secret service. But tonight, we learned that two uniformed officers were caught napping in August. One while on duty at a foreign dip lope mat's residence. The other at the white house. A new management alert says inadequate staffing and scheduling may pose an immediate or potential danger to U.S. Secret service officers and those whom they protect. This should be a wakeup call. You cannot have officers and agents working the long, long hours that they are. Reporter: The secret service objects, saying the sleeping officers, and only them, were at fault. But the latest revelation comes on the heels that a dislclosure. All this after that fence jumper got inside the white house, this following a prostitution scandal. After successfully protecting the pope, the secret service was hoping to turn the page from negative headlines to more positive coverage. Today shows not yet. David? Pierre Thomas outside the white house. Pierre, thank you.

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