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Miami police arrrest Secret Service officer after Obama leaves



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 around. 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. More here.

[Last modified: Saturday, October 13, 2012 8:38am]


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