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Mar 26, 2014 4:44 PM by David Randall

Senator 'troubled' by Secret Service misbehavior

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee says he's troubled by an incident involving a drunken Secret Service agent overseas.

Delaware Sen. Tom Carper says he's asked the agency for more details after the agent was found inebriated while assigned to duty in the Netherlands for a visit by President Barack Obama. A Secret Service spokesman said three agents were sent home for disciplinary reasons.

The incident is the latest since one in 2012, when 13 agents and officers were accused of partying with female foreign nationals at a hotel in Cartagena, Colombia.

Obama appointed the agency's first female director last year as a sign he wanted to change the culture and restore public confidence in its operations. A December inspector general report found no evidence of widespread misconduct.

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