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 given the seriousness of the charges he faces.
At a hearing Wednesday, an internal affairs detective 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.