The Free Beacon reported the disturbing news:
The Washington Post reported that the inspector general overseeing the Secret Service gave the federal law enforcement agency a management alert that warned against overworking employees.
“This alert describes officer safety issues that may pose an immediate or potential danger to U.S. Secret Service officers and those whom they protect,” the formal warning from the inspector general read. “We are concerned that the Secret Service’s staffing and scheduling process does not ensure that officers receive adequate breaks while on duty and time off between shifts.”
According to multiple officials, a routine check of facilities guarded by the Secret Service in August produced the warning. Officials at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General discovered two Secret Service agents asleep on the job, one at an embassy post and the other at the White House complex.