December 3, 2013
A D.C. police officer was arrested and charged with production of child pornography this week.
The Metropolitan Police Department became aware of an allegation against Officer Marc Washington that he produced pornographic images of a juvenile on Monday, according to a release. After an investigation, Washington was arrested by the Youth Investigations Division and the Internal Affairs Bureau.
“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,” Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said in a statement. “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.”