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MPD Officer Arrested for Allegedly Stealing From Evidence Room

Another D.C. cop is in trouble with the law.

Twenty four-year police force veteran Rodney Williams was arrested and charged with second-degree theft Thursday for stealing evidence from the Evidence Control Branch, MPD said Friday.

Officials would not reveal what he stole, but said a tip from another department employee launched the investigation.

Williams is just the latest in a string of arrested officers, including one who was charged with running a prostitution operation involving teenage girls. Police department figures, according to the AP, show that 110 police officers have been arrested for both on- and off-duty behavior since 2009, though many of these arrests ended in acquittals or involved traffic violations.

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