“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced the arrest of one of its own members. On Monday, December 2, 2013, the Metropolitan Police Department became aware of an allegation that an on duty officer had produced pornographic images of a juvenile. Members of the Metropolitan Police Department took immediate steps to investigate this allegation.
Within hours on Monday, December 2, 2013, Officer Marc Washington was arrested by members of the Youth Investigations Division and the Internal Affairs Bureau and charged with Production of Child Pornography.
Officer Washington joined the Metropolitan Police Department in 2006 and was assigned to the Seventh District.
“We invest a great amount of time and effort to ensure that we are hiring the right people and we continue to proactively monitor integrity across the department,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. “But to learn of an allegation of this kind against a person who is sworn to protect our children, it is both shocking and disturbing. We are fortunate that someone came forward to alert us of this behavior to ensure that we prevent future victims.”