Two DeKalb County police officers have been suspended for using county equipment to run a personal background check on Barack Obama. DeKalb County is a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.

According to the AJC, the two officers, Ryan White and C.M. Route, were placed on administrative leave for using a computer mounted in a patrol car to run a query on Obama on July 20.

Such behavior, said William “Miz” Miller, DeKalb Public Safety director, is not to be tolerated.

“As Public Safety Director for DeKalb County, I want everyone to know that we take these allegations very seriously,” he said in a statement. READ MORE...

In more Obama news, 41% of Americans polled disapproved of how Obama handled the Gates/Crowley case. Obama's Rasmussen approval ratings also fell to a new low of 48%.

  • lovezoe

    Correct me if I am wrong, but that means over 50% approved of how he handled the situation.

  • SunnyPA

    What were they expecting to find (SMH while LOL)

  • SunnyPA

    Maybe they were trying to find proof of citizenship.

  • SunnyPA

    Ooops, I mean the birth certificate.

  • yvonne79

    Hope getting suspended was worth whatever they were looking for

  • Peachizz

    In more Obama news, 41% of Americans polled disapproved of how Obama handled the Gates/Crowley case.
    Who cares!!!!!

  • miamore73

    She's only listing the numbers for disapprovals. What are the approval ratings Sandra??

  • pointhimout

    wow. it probably started off as a senseless joke until the company which retrieves the information saw the person to conduct the bkground check on. yeah, that was crazy. they'll be quietly let go and Obama haters for life, all over their own actions. There are things I'm not fund of with this administration, mainly us lil people suffering the most--seemingly even moreso now, but come on man, this was just crazy.

  • Dhoward1913

    I approve of the Gates situation. Add me to the list.

  • Byrde01

    Well if you're at your regular 9 to 5 & you check up on the boss you get let the hell go, so they should be glad they still have jobs. That's made clear the day you step on the job. So.... wait for my sympathy.

    Whatever the numbers you post, he's still left with over half of Americans' approval so he's pretty much where he was when we put him in the White House. He's doing something right.