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MPD Officer Arrested and Charged with Pandering of a Minor [procuring a person to be used for prostitution], Another Officer Charged with Producing Child Pornography found Dead

by Prince Of Petworth December 11, 2013 at 9:30 am 18 Comments

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced the arrest of an officer on pandering charges. On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the Youth Investigations Division obtained an arrest warrant for Officer Linwood Barnhill, Jr. charging him with two counts of Pandering of a Minor. On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 he was arrested in Southeast, DC by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Officer Barnhill, Jr. joined the Metropolitan Police Department in 1989 and has been placed on Administrative Leave. Officer Barnhill has not been on full duty since September 2012.

“As disheartening as it is to have members of this department involved in this type of conduct, I take solace in knowing that it was members of this department who worked tirelessly to ensure that they were brought to justice,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.”

Last week learned that another MPD Officer was charged with production of child pornography.

@OhMyGOFF tweeted earlier this morning:

“#BREAKING: #DC Police confirm body found in water at Hains Point is officer charged w/ child porn,Mark Washington He is dead @nbcwashington”

  • ET

    Wow a coward to the end.

    • Emilie504

      Well, he could have been murdered (I love a good conspiracy theory).

    • cMaryC

      Let’s put on our thinking caps. Someone who works in the enforcement community and preys on the vulnerable. By “coward to the end” – am guessing that your suggestion here is suicide? Really. My bet is placed elsewhere.

      • Anonymous

        Suicide seems like the most probable explanation to me. Not the only possibility, but the most probable.

        • cMaryC

          Predatory types don’t generally go quietly into that dark night. Especially when they work in a field that grants access to firearms.

          • cMaryC

            (good thing I’m not a profiler, hunh?)

          • Anonymous

            Ha, OK, if you say so. I don’t know if that actually has basis in fact, but then I’m not really into criminal psychology or criminal history.

          • anon

            Do you know how a cop pedophile would be treated in prison? He did, and killed himself

        • Anonymous

          “Do you know how a cop pedophile would be treated in prison? He did, and killed himself”
          THIS. That’s probably a combination of the worst two things to be in prison. Death would certainly be better.

  • It’s always good to have someone watching the watchers.

  • Anonymous

    DC’s finest….

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if he was found on Burke Street SE, I walked by a house with crime tape and a news van. Glad the scumbag was caught

  • Linds

    I heard on the radio news this morning that someone called 911 when they saw a man disrobing and getting in the water down there, so it sounds like it was a purposeful death.

  • Anonymous

    It’s all about control with scum like this–even their own death.

  • Dux

    I think DC police needs to be purged, I have the feeling some of them are associated with criminal activities, a house across my street definitively runs a drug wholesale operation and when I’ve seen police around they either avoid the area or stay at close distance but never, ever disturb the operation going on. sad, sad.

    • Anon.

      The house could be part of an open investigation…


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