Secret Service Inquiry Follows Agents’ Crash at White House
Two senior Secret Service agents are under investigation for allegations that they crashed a government-issued car into a White House barricade after a night of drinking last week, prompting a new inquiry into personal misconduct by employees of the widely criticized law enforcement agency, officials said Wednesday.
The inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service, is investigating the March 4 episode, according to a Secret Service spokesman. Officials said the two agents may have been drunk as they ran their car through security tape and then careened into a barricade at one of the entrances to the White House grounds.
The two men are Mark Connolly, the second-in-command on President Obama’s personal protective detail, and George Ogilvie, a top supervisor in the agency’s Washington field office, according to an official familiar with the investigation who was not authorized to talk about it publicly.