Skip to comments.Officer cleared of threatening Michelle Obama (but suspended for calling O a commie)
Posted on 07/09/2013 2:17:13 AM PDT by markomalley
A District police officer accused of threatening Michelle Obama has been cleared of administrative charges related to the first lady but was found guilty of posting a derogatory job description on social media and depicting the president as a communist, his attorney said Monday.
Members of a departmental review board ruled that Christopher Picciano, a 17-year veteran who was a member of the elite presidential motorcade detail, should be suspended without pay for 40 days for conduct unbecoming an officer. His attorney, James W. Pressler, said his client is weighing an appeal. The city had sought to have Picciano fired.
Were pleased that he was exonerated of all allegations that he made threats against the first lady, Pressler said. He has maintained from the beginning that it was an off-the-cuff remark, a joke.
The U.S. attorneys office had declined to file charges against the officer, agreeing with the Secret Service that Picciano was not serious with his comment about Michelle Obama. But during the investigation, detectives found troubling though unrelated postings on the officers LinkedIn and Facebook accounts.
Those included a communist emblem a hammer and sickle superimposed over a campaign poster of President Obama and Piccianos self-described job description as zoo keeper of the MPD. Angry with the D.C. Council over a vote to curtail pension benefits, Picciano wrote on Facebook about taking a rifle to a tall building.
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He wasn’t fired - he was suspended without pay for 40 days.
Mis-read...saw the "city sought him to be fired" as him being fired.
Obama Drama is getting so bad that Barry is getting threats from his security detail. That’s a good sign his administration is collapsing. This will be ‘Must See TV’ for the next few years. This won’t help Hillary one bit. At first, I felt sad Obummer got re-elected but watching his political train wreck and how he bring Democrats on the same collision course makes it fun to watch.
I mis-annotated the thread title.
Can you please change: “Officer cleared of threatening Michelle Obama (but fired for calling O a commie)”
“Officer cleared of threatening Michelle Obama (but suspended for calling O a commie)”
Thanks a lot!
No worries - BTDT.
Angry with the D.C. Council over a vote to curtail pension benefits...
The truth hurts. This comes under the heading of shooting the messenger.
There might be one ... possibly two .. survivors to carry on Jim's dream.
I would say that it IS pretty stupid to say you will take a rifle to a tall building and it should result in some action
Oh, dear... suspended for calling hussein a communist.
Next they’ll be suspending cops for eating doughnuts.
Personally, I was under the impression - possibly erroneous, but not likely - that everyone already knows hussein’s a communist.
Why would that term be derogatory? To use a phrase I really hate-—it is what it is. And there are many black members of Congress who describe themselves as exactly that.
When Truth becomes a punishable offense the society is in collapse.
free speech has been outlawed.
Certainly it is NOT smart to make comments such as he did and it would be/should be career limiting for such a responsible position. While I have no love for either of the odumbo’s, keeping ones “goals” private might be something to consider before expounding.
He is probably white , and that didn’t help him in DC either.
This guy is too dumb to be carrying a stick and a gun for public money. If one doesn't like guarding gay communists for a living, one is free to leave.
BOTH Obama’s are America hating communists.
What part of communism DON”T they believe in?
Calling a Spade a Charade
Amish office holders
Obamas not a communist, hes a bastardized hybrid of fascist and communist schooled in Chicago machine politics
Wow, this cop union is strong. Threaten the first lady and publicly ridicule the president and get off with a slap on the wrist. I bet that 40 days pay get reinstated in a year or so, or accounted for in his pension calculation.