WASHINGTON (AP) — A District of Columbia police officer will remain behind bars on charges of running a prostitution operation from his apartment.
Superior Court Magistrate Judge Frederick Sullivan rejected a defense lawyer’s request on Wednesday to release Linwood Barnhill Jr., who was arrested last week after police found a missing 16-year-old girl inside his apartment.
The judge said he believed Barnhill represented a flight risk and called him a “rogue” police officer.
At a hearing Wednesday, an internal affairs officer testified that Barnhill waited hours to turn himself in and was drunk when he surrendered. The detective also said that the department received a tip in 2011 that Barnhill was using his apartment for prostitution purposes.
Barnhill joined the D.C. police department in 1989. He is currently on leave.
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