Sources tell News4 a man pulled from the water at Hains Point in Southwest D.C. Tuesday night is believed to be D.C. Police officer Marc Washington.
U.S. Park Police responded to the area just before 9 p.m. for a missing man believed to be in the water. Sources say court documents belonging to Washington were found inside a rental car near the scene.
The individual believed to be Washington was pulled from the water after about 45 minutes. He was transported to a local hospital and his condition has not yet been released.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier addressed the media shortly after the incident, saying it would be "several hours" before an official ID is made.
Washington, 32, was arrested last week on child porn charges after he visited the home of a teenage 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 told her mother what happened shortly after Washington left her family's home. The mother called authorities, and Washington was arrested within hours.
He was released from prison this week, placed on house arrest and ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device.
Sources told News4's Jackie Bensen that Washington was wearing the GPS device on his ankle when he was pulled from the water Tuesday night.
During a hearing last week, it was revealed Washington, who has been with MPD since 2006, had hundreds of photographs on his digital camera dating back to 2011, many of which depicted women who were victims of domestic violence.
Last week, Lanier said Washington's case was unrelated to the investigation of another MPD officer who may have "pimped" teenage girls. He has been placed on desk duty.
A third officer is under investigation for possibly tipping Washington off about his forthcoming arrest. All of the officers are members of the MPD's Seventh District.
First published December 10 2013, 9:58 PM