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Christopher Picciano faces discipline over perceived Michelle Obama threat

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The MPD officer who stands accused of threatening First Lady Michelle Obama last summer continues to say that the entire incident was misconstrued and was a joke, the Washington Post says.

Christopher Picciano, who appeared at a hearing Wednesday to determine his future with D.C.'s police force, is said to have shown fellow officers a picture of a gun on his phone and said, "This is the gun I plan to do it with."

The 17-year veteran of the MPD was placed on desk duty when the investigation began last July. Picciano's duties with the agency included riding in motorcades with high-profile figures, including the president.

The Post reports that Picciano was not charged after an investigation by the Secret Service and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Results from the hearing on the officer's future will likely come in the next two months.

READ MORE at washingtonpost.com.

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