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Judge orders DC cop held for child pandering

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A judge has just ordered a DC cop held without bond.

Investigators arrested Officer Linwood Barnhill Jr. and he's now charged with pandering two minors. The judge ordered the officer moved to the treatment side of the jail.

Officer Barnhill has been on the force for decades. And it looked like he was wearing his police utility pants as the marshals led this huge guy into the courtroom in handcuffs and leg irons.

On a MySpace page photo you can see Officer Barnhill has his arms around two girls. But one of his alleged victims says he was prostituting as many as a half dozen young women.

Police were looking for a 16-year-old runaway last week and they say they found her in the cop's apartment on Stanton Road in Southeast, where neighbors are furious that police had finally just arrested him.

Wanda Johnson says, "It's disgusting. You're supposed to look up to police officers."

Officer's death raises new questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA9) -- Just one day after the apparent suicide of a DC cop who was charged with child pornography, some new questions are emerging about the electronic monitoring system that was supposed to ensure he never left his home.

The body of 32 year-old Marc Washington was pulled from the water near Hains Point in Southwest last night. 

If he was indeed wearing a monitoring device, why did no one realize the officer had left his home in Waldorf, Maryland and headed to the District to commit suicide?

You may be surprised to learn that it is very rare for a defendant to be monitored around the clock. On any given day in DC, there are 375 defendants awaiting trial and equipped with GPS monitoring devices. Most are only being closely tracked during business hours.

DC police officer charged with pandering

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A D.C. police officer has been arrested on pandering charges after allegations that he was pimping out a 16-year old runaway girl from his apartment.

Officer Linwood Barnhill Jr. was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and charged with two counts of Pandering of a Minor.

The 24-year-veteran was recently found with a reported missing teenage girl in his apartment. The girl said she had met other women there as well, according to court documents.

Police say the officer, who joined the department in 1989, has not been on full duty since September 2012. He has been placed on Administrative Leave.

Boffi-Maxalto create Albero di Natale, Italian for Christmas tree, at this year’s Georgetown Jingle

Boffi-Maxalto create Albero di Natale, Italian for Christmas tree, at this year’s Georgetown Jingle

Julia Walter of Boffi and Brian Fell of Maxalto designed an Italian-themed tree that includes a Tuscany Villa getaway and gift certificates from local Italian restaurants and beauty salon.

Spectacular holiday trees and décor are now on display in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in anticipation of the 8th Annual Georgetown Jingle held this Sunday, December 15th. The event benefits pediatric programs at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Investigation ongoing in Southeast DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Another investigation is ongoing tonight involving a DC Police officer.

Sources tell WUSA9 that the incident involved an officer and possible relations with a teenage girl. The Source says the two were found together last night at the officer's apartment in Southeast DC. 

Stay tuned for more updates. 

Officer released from hospital after shooting in Northeast DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. Police say an officer who was shot in the Trinidad neighborhood Tuesday night but has since been released from the hospital.

The shooting happened in the 1300 block of Queen Street, Northeast around 9:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say that one officer and one suspect were shot. Both were transported to the hospital. The suspect was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Darius Jamal Murphy from DC.  

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that officers with MPD's Gun Recovery Unit were in the residential area when gunfire broke out with an adult male suspect.

"I don't know the initial circumstances around the contact," said Lanier.

Multiple shots were fired, some witnesses said they heard about a dozen during the exchange. The officer and suspect both suffered gunshot wounds.

"It all happened in the street," described Lanier.

Family of Navy Yard shooting victim files lawsuit

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Florida family of a woman slain during the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard is the first to file a lawsuit against the government and defense contractors, alleging that officials ignored red flags about the killer's deteriorating mental health.

The suit on behalf of the family of Mary DeLorenzo Knight was filed Tuesday morning in federal court in Tampa. The lawsuit named the Navy, the Department of Veterans Affairs and two defense contractors as defendants. It's seeking at least $37.5 million in damages.

"We're all just torn apart," said Patricia DeLorenzo, the sister of the victim. "We just want to get through this."

Mary DeLorenzo Knight was one of 12 people killed by Aaron Alexis on Sept. 16 before he was killed in a shootout with police.