The Crime Scene: 3 stabbed in Hyattsville; criminal law highlights of ’13; latest on death of cop charged with child porn

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We round up the top crime stories so you don’t have to. • D.C. police officer charged with child porn confirmed dead (D.C. Crime Stories) • Family of teen to sue D.C. after officer takes nude photos (WTOP) • Three stabbed in Hyattsville home robbery (NBC4) • Weapons charge may be dropped because of Maryland […]

D.C. police officer under investigation for sex trafficking after runaway teen, drugs found at home

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By Scott McCabe D.C. police are investigating whether one of their own officers was running a prostitution ring after investigators found a runaway girl and other young women at his home in Southeast Washington. According to documents filed in federal court, a 16-year-old girl who had gone missing told police that the officer bought sexy […]

Police identify person killed in police-shooting as D.C. teenager

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D.C. police have identified the person killed in a shootout with officers in the Trinidad neighborhood as 19-year-old Darius Jamal Murphy. Murphy, of Northeast Washington, was confronted by members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s gun recovery unit at about 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Queen Street Northeast. Police said Murphy produced a […]

D.C. police officer accused of taking nude photos of runaway girl

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A D.C. police officer was arrested Monday for taking nude pictures of a 15-year-old runaway girl after she had returned home, according to charging documents. Officer Marc Washington, who had been assigned to patrol the 7th District in Southeast Washington, was charged with production of child pornography. “To learn of an allegation of this kind […]