Chief Lanier talks to media
Man pulled from Hains Point
WASHINGTON - A Metropolitan Police officer who was pulled from the Washington Channel near Hains Point in Southwest Tuesday night is dead.
The Metropolitan Police Department identifies the man as 32-year-old Marc Washington of Waldorf, Md.
Washington, who has worked for D.C. police since 2006, had been accused of taking nude photos of an underage girl. He faced charges of child pornography.
A news release from the police department said a 911 call from a man came in about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.
U.S. Park Police responded and found an unattended vehicle and some clothing located nearby.
Police with the Metropolitan Police Department's Harbor Branch recovered Washington's body from the water around 9 p.m. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
Police are investigating Washington's death. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Anonymous information can be texted to the department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.
Here are earlier tweets:
DC Police Chief Lanier says it's not clear yet if 911 call reporting trouble at Hains Point was made by someone connected to police @WTOP— Michelle Basch (@mbaschWTOP) December 11, 2013
Sources say man pulled from near Haines Point is believed to be MPD Officer Marc Washington, accused of taking nude photos of 15 yr old girl— Tom Roussey (@tomrousseyABC7) December 11, 2013
Unconfirmed if he's alive, Chief Lanier coming to the scene— Tom Roussey (@tomrousseyABC7) December 11, 2013
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