Cop Canned Over 'Police Threats' to Obama, 1st Lady
But alleged bad-boy cops also lost their jobs
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2013 2:49 PM CST
President Barack Obama is seen on a camera video monitor as he outlined his plan on gun violence, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Minneapolis.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

(Newser) – So much for speaking up: Richmond police have fired a whistleblowing cop for claiming that two officers chatted about shooting and bombing President Obama while protecting him, Raw Story reports. The officer, who wasn't named, told WTVR last May that a supervisor had said to a police sharpshooter, "You’re down there right? So, you can take a couple of shots, you might have to kill yourself, but you can take a couple of shots."

The supervisor allegedly discussed planting a bomb under the stage and dissed Michelle Obama, who was also there: "Nobody wants to see her anyway—unless she gets undressed or get [sic] naked." The whistleblowing cop said he was fired for ignoring department policy and giving the TV station an interview. But the two officers involved also lost their jobs: "Their careers were ended and they have gone through eight months of hell" over "false allegations," their lawyer tells WTVR.

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iq145
Feb 24, 2013 1:39 PM CST
Screw them. They're all a gang of jackboots anyway. A president should least of all have to worry about his protectors... sworn to duty and to make a positive example.
right2dave
Feb 24, 2013 1:28 PM CST
Raw Story reporters are what WWE wrestlers do in their spare time.
budo
Feb 23, 2013 3:00 PM CST
The military, presidency, and police are all of the same mindset...all run /backed/trained by the BEST government. The rules are simple:ENFORCE THE LAW, follow orders, strong loyalty, and one if not the most important- keep YOUR MOUTH SHUT. We are all imperfect, we get pissed, tired, yes we break some rules, but snitching on a fellow officer who in freaking reality may not come home at night to his family? Remember the term "fragging"? Thank you, a US Army soldier/civilian police officer