2 Secret Service Supervisors Axed From Obama Detail

Source: Michael Winter / USA Today

Two Secret Service supervisors who managed security for President Obama have been removed from the detail because of alleged misconduct involving women, The Washington Post is reporting.

The newspaper identified the supervisors as Ignacio Zamora Jr., who managed about two dozen agents, and Timothy Barraclough. Zamora previously was in charge of security for former first lady Laura Bush.

The Post reported that in May Zamora allegedly tried to go back into a woman’s room at the posh Hay-Adams hotel, across from the White House, to retrieve a bullet he had left there. Zamora, who was off duty, went to her room after they met in the bar of the hotel. He had removed the bullets from his gun while in the room, but left behind one, the newspaper said.

The Secret Service later discovered the two supervisors had sent “sexually suggestive” e-mails to a female agent in the protective detail.

The Post was told that the Secret Service’s inspector general was unaware of the incidents until the newspaper began inquiring last month.

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