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Drunk Secret Service agent found passed out in Brickell; arrested after Obama Miami trip

Posted by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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 A Secret Service agent, in town for the president's visit, was found passed out and apparently drunk in downtown Miami.

By Michael Finch II

Miami police arrested a Secret Service officer after he was found passed out and apparently drunk on a busy Brickell intersection, hours after President Barack Obama passed through for a quick campaign stop at the University of Miami.

A Miami police arrest affidavit described agent Aaron Francis Engler as lying on the ground near Southwest Seventh Street and Brickell Avenue around 7 a.m.

An officer asked him to get up. Engler refused, according to the affidavit.

There was a "strong odor of [an] alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath," police said.

He had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The officer had to help Engler stand to his feet before he started flailing his arms. While the officer began searching Engler to handcuff him, the agent struck the officer in the face and chin.

An additional police unit was called to help restrain the man as he continued to struggle before he was handcuffed, police said.

Engler was arrested on two misdemeanor counts of disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest. Miami police said Engler has been released to members of the Secret Service's Miami field office.

The Secret Service in Washington said the case will be turned over to the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility.

A law enforcement official said Engler was assigned to the agency's uniformed division and was in Miami in a support role while the president was visiting. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the officer's job with the agency.

Obama was in Miami Thursday for a campaign rally at the University of Miami and an evening fundraiser.

This isn't the first time misbehaving Secret Service agents have been in the news in the past few months. Several agents resigned earlier this year after they were caught in April in a prostitution scandal in Colombia when the president was attending the Summit of the Americas. A handful were implicated in the scandal and faced administrative action.

This report was supplemented by information from The Associated Press.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/12/3047695/secret-service-agent-arrested.html#storylink=cpy
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imamomzilla
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 10:21 AM

 (the telegraph)

'Drunk' Secret Service officer arrested in Florida after Barack Obama trip

A Secret Service officer has been arrested after being found passed out and apparently drunk on a Miami street corner several hours after Barack Obama left the state following a trip to the city, police in Florida said.

Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at the University of Miami
Mr Obama was in Miami for a campaign rally at the University of Miami Photo: AP

A Miami police officer found Aaron Francis Engler around 7am, lying near an intersection not far from a popular night spot in downtown Miami.

According to an arrest affidavit, Mr Engler had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol. He was arrested on two misdemeanor counts after becoming combative with the arresting officer.

Police say Mr Engler started throwing his arms around while he was being searched and hit the officer in the chin.

Miami police say Mr Engler has been released to members of the Secret Service's Miami field office.

The Secret Service in Washington said the case will be turned over to the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility.

Mr Obama was in Miami Thursday for a campaign rally at the University of Miami and an evening fundraiser.

imamomzilla
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM

 (Newser) – At least this Secret Service agent wasn't trashing rented property or refusing to pay a hooker. No, Aaron Francis Engler was arrested in Miami this morning for disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence, NBC Miami reports. It all started at 7am when a policeman allegedly saw Engler lying on a street corner. The cop helped up the man—who was said to be slurring words and reeking of booze—and walked him over to a police car.

That's when Engler reportedly stiffened his arms to avoid being handcuffed and even socked the officer in the face—twice. With drivers stopping to watch the scuffle, the officer called for backup and was able to corral Engler with help from two other cops. This all went down just a few hours after President Obama visited South Florida for a rally and a fundraiser.

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 10:59 AM

 SMH.

What is the deal with the secret service lately?

Citygirlk
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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Let me guess.... Its all obamas fault right??
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JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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Quoting Citygirlk:

Let me guess.... Its all obamas fault right??

 Surely she doesn't mean that.  I mean, that wouldn't make any sort of logical sense at all.

Citygirlk
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Have you seen her posts.lol

Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 


Quoting Citygirlk:

Let me guess.... Its all obamas fault right??

 Surely she doesn't mean that.  I mean, that wouldn't make any sort of logical sense at all.

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JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 11:13 AM

 I guess not.  LOL!

Quoting Citygirlk:

Have you seen her posts.lol

Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 


Quoting Citygirlk:

Let me guess.... Its all obamas fault right??

 Surely she doesn't mean that.  I mean, that wouldn't make any sort of logical sense at all.

 

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