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Metropolitan Police Department Officer Arrested

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth Investigations Division announced today that a MPD officer has been arrested.

On Wednesday, January 9, 2013, Officer Wendel Palmer, who is assigned to the Sixth District, was arrested pursuant to a warrant and charged with First Degree Child Sexual Abuse for offenses that reportedly occurred when the victim was a juvenile.

Officer Palmer, who joined the Department in 1990, has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the criminal charges.