Secret Service Officers Found Sleeping On The Job At White House

After two Secret Service officers were found asleep at their posts, a federal watchdog group is set to issue a formal alert on Thursday about the embattled agency overworking its agents.

Auditors from the Department of Homeland Security’s Officer of Inspector General found an officer asleep at the White House complex and an embassy post during a routine check in August, three unnamed sources confirmed to the Washington Post.

The routine checks began after a string of high profile failures by the Secret Service, including when a fence jumper made it past agents and into the White House in September 2014.

Service Service leaders strongly objected that the snoozing officers are indicative of a systemic problem, telling the Post one officer had taken cold medicine and the other had spent most of the day sleeping on a military transport plane returning from President Obama’s visit to Kenya.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: