The D.C. Police Department is investigating one of its own after an officer was alleged of making threatening comments about Michelle Obama.
According to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation, a motorcycle officer with 17 years experience on the force allegedly made threatening remarks on Wednesday about the First Lady after he was asked why he was late for a motorcade assignment.
The source says the officer was supposed to relieve another officer and when he was asked why he was late, he allegedly replied, "I don't care about that (expletive). I'd shoot her in the head if I could."
The source says a lieutenant either heard the remark or heard about the remark and reported the officer to superiors.
The officer is assigned to a detail that typically leads motorcades for the President, Vice President and First Lady.
The officer's police powers have been revoked and the Secret Service is conducting an investigation along with D.C. Police.
D.C. Police spokesperson Gwendolyn Crump released a statement saying: "We received an allegation that inappropriate comments were made. We are currently investigating the nature of those comments."