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US Secret Service Agents to Be Held Accountable to Improve Agency - Senator

© AP Photo / Carolyn KasterMembers of the Secret Service counter assault team provides security.
Members of the Secret Service counter assault team provides security. - Sputnik International
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US Senator Jeanne Shaheen said that if the US Secret Service wants to improve following the recent incidents of misconduct and security failures, its agents need to be held accountable for their actions.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — If the US Secret Service wants to improve following the recent incidents of misconduct and security failures, its agents need to be held accountable for their actions, US Senator Jeanne Shaheen said in a statement.

“Money cannot fix a culture that, in the eyes of the public and many in Congress, is broken,” Shaheen said in the statement on Thursday.

To fix the Secret Service’s many problems and rebuild trust will require “the men and women of the Secret Service to take individual responsibility for their actions, and to be accountable to the American people,” she added.

The agents were driving their work vehicle when they crashed during a bomb threat investigation on March 4. - Sputnik International
Secret Service Deleted Video of ‘Drunk Agents’ Crashing Into WH Fence
Concerns over the White House security agency began to escalate after an intruder jumped a fence in September 2014, and managed to get to the East Room of the White House before being stopped.

A review of the incident found multiple protocol failures that led to then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's resignation, followed by US President Barack Obama appointing Joseph Clancy as the agency’s new Director in February.

In recent weeks, two Secret Service officers drove into a White House complex allegedly under the influence of alcohol, an incident that Clancy admitted to members of the US Congress on Tuesday he only learned about five days later.

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