Secret Service: Use of force being reviewed

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the agency’s security plan to protect the White House was not properly executed when an Army veteran with a knife jumped the fence and made his way well into the executive mansion.

Pierson says all decisions and actions made on Sept. 19 are being reviewed, including when it’s appropriate for the Secret Service to use force.

Critics have questioned why Secret Service officers didn’t shoot the intruder, identified as Omar Gonzalez, after he jumped a fence and made his way into the interior of the White House. Pierson was testifying Tuesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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