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Whistleblower Who Reported Officers' Threats Against Obama Fired By Richmond Police

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The Richmond Police officer who reported two of his fellow officers for allegedly talking about killing the president has been fired from the department. | Alamy

The Richmond, Va., police officer who reported two of his fellow officers for allegedly talking about killing the president has been fired from the department, WTVR reports.

The whistleblower confirmed to WTVR on Wednesday that he had been fired from his job with the Richmond Police Department for speaking to the press about "a May 5 incident involving the President and the First Lady."

The "May 5 incident" seems to refer to the president's visit to Virginia Commonwealth University on May 5, 2012.

At the time, the officer told WTVR that a Richmond Police supervisor had allegedly made remarks to an officer who was providing exterior security for Obama that day about shooting the president.

In a May press release, the Richmond Police Department, which conducted an internal investigation into the matter, said the two officers who made the remarks weren't assigned to the president's detail that day, according to the Associated Press.

Nevertheless -- and in spite of a Secret Service investigation into the incident that found no criminal wrongdoing -- those two officers were fired from the department, WWBT reported in July.

Richmond's Mayor Dwight Jones, Richmond Chief Administrative Officer Byron Marshall and Richmond Police Chief Bryan T. Norwood all agreed the officers should be relieved of their posts, WRIC reported after their termination.

The Richmond Police Department did not immediately respond to request for comment from The Huffington Post.

Visit WTVR to learn what the officers' lawyer had to say about the whistle-blower's firing.

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