Secret Service director says he's working on agency culture
WASHINGTON - Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says he is frustrated about the latest allegations of wrongdoing by two senior agents.
Clancy says he wasn't told about an alleged drunken driving incident near the White House earlier this month for several days. Clancy was testifying Tuesday before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on his agency's budget.
Clancy says video of the March 4 incident shows a vehicle driven by a senior agent nudged a large construction barrier near a White House gate at a low rate of speed. The two agents involved in the latest incident have been assigned to nonsupervisory jobs outside the White House.
The investigation has been turned over to the Homeland Security Department's inspector general. Clancey says that investigation must be completed before disciplinary action can be taken.
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