DC Police Officer Linwood Barnhill Jr. charged with Pandering of a Minor

3:39 PM, Dec 11, 2013   |    comments
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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.

"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. 
The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating whether the officer may have been involved in similar offenses. 


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