Secret Service To Receive Ethics Training At Hopkins

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About 100 U.S. Secret Service agents will take part in a two-day ethics training this week to be overseen by professors at the Johns Hopkins University — a response to the widening prostitution scandal that began in Colombia, agency and university officials said Monday.

The training, which past participants say covers a broad range of practical and theoretical ethics — including a review of Aristotle — comes as the Secret Service works to address allegations that its agents hired prostitutes in Cartagena days before President Barack Obama arrived in the country April 13 to attend a summit.

Hopkins, which has for years offered law enforcement training through its School of Education, was an obvious choice for the effort because of its past work with the agency, officials said. The Secret Service had previously scheduled training for 20 agents through the university but expanded the program to 100 employees in the wake of the imbroglio in Colombia.

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