Authorities are investigating two Atlanta-area police officers accused of using government computers to run a criminal background check on President Barack Obama.
William Miller, public safety director for DeKalb County, said Wednesday that the officers have been put on leave until an investigation is finished. The officers’ names were not released.
Miller says the police department was notified by the U.S. Secret Service that DeKalb County computers were used to run a check on Obama. He did not say what the officers’ motive may have been.