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A Secret Service CAT team member walks toward his vehicle at Brussels Airport in Belgium

A Secret Service CAT team member walks toward his vehicle at Brussels Airport in Belgium
Wed Apr 9, 2014 3:54PM GMT
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The drinking scandal has made the US Secret Service to reassign dozens of its staff.

Twenty agents and a supervisor in charge of the Secret Service’s special operations division were reassigned Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.

The scandal happened just before President Barack Obama’s overseas trip last month.

“Personnel are being re-assigned as a result of staffing rotations and as a result of assessments made after two recent incidents of misconduct,” Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said in a statement.

Dan Donahue, the agent in charge of the special operations division, was replaced by Mike Rolin, who was the deputy supervisor of the Washington field office.

“Director [Julia] Pierson maintains a zero-tolerance policy regarding incidents of misconduct and continues to evaluate the best human capital practices and policies for the workforce,” Donovan told The Post.

One agent passed out drunk in a hotel hallway before Obama’s arrival late last month in the Netherlands.

Three agents were sent home during Obama’s trip as a result.

In another incident early in March, two officers suspected of drinking had a car accident just before the Obama family arrived in south Florida.

The agency had to deal with another major scandal in 2012 when its agents were caught in relation with prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia.