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Report: Secret Service Officer Arrested for Destruction of Property


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A officer in the Secret Service was arrested Friday in Washington, D.C., for charges related to destruction of property, according to CNN.

According to a statement from a Secret Service spokesman, off duty member of the Secret Service's Uniformed Division was arrested by the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. The unnamed officer has already been placed on administrative leave, and his security clearance was suspended.

Obama Secret Service CNN reported Friday that there is more trouble for the Secret Service, this time, in the form of an official who was arrested for destruction of property.

CNN first reported the arrest and said it's related to the destruction of property. The Secret Service statement said "specific charges are pending," and the agency didn't answer specific questions about the incident. However, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility "will investigate this matter."

The arrest is just the latest in a steady flow of problems for the agency. Earlier this week, a senior Secret Service official was placed on leave after allegations surfaced that he sexually assaulted a coworker.

In March, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was forced to issue subpoenas to officials who have so far been prevented from testifying about a botched bomb investigation near the White House.

Also in March, there were reports that two agents who may have been intoxicated crashed into that bomb investigation, although Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy later said there was no crash that caused any damage.

These incidents followed recent investigations into a White House shooting that the Secret Service ignored, and a fence-jumper who made it all the way inside the White House before being stopped last September.

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