A D.C. police officer is being investigated for allegedly “pimping” teenage girls, police sources have told News4. Linwood Barnhill, 47, was found with a girl who had been reported missing inside his Southeast D.C. apartment Tuesday. Police executed a search warrant on Barnhill's home Wednesday, and seized several cell phones, marijuana and a laptop computer. Barnhill, who has been with Metropolitan Police for 24 years, is now on desk duty.
Neighbors told News4 they would often see young girls going in and out of his apartment.
The investigation may be connected to the Monday arrest of another D.C. officer on child porn charges. In that case, officer Marc Washington, who has been with the department since 2006, went to the home of a 15-year-old girl who had previously been reported missing, ordered her to remove her clothing and took photos of her, all while he was on duty. The girl's mother notified police.