DC officer under investigation for allegedly accepting bribes, others may face accusations

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) -- We're learning more information today in the case of a D.C. police officer accused of accepting bribes.

Investigators say Walter Lee accepted more than $15,000 in exchange for giving out confidential police reports.

But a source tells FOX 5 that he's not the only officer facing these accusations.

The investigation began at the D.C. Bar Association, according to the source.

The D.C. Bar declined to give FOX 5 any information, but sources say they received at least one complaint that traffic crash reports were being obtained illegally.

The complaint - or complaints - were then turned over to D.C. police and the FBI, which has an ongoing active investigation.

Sources say multiple people, including sworn officers and civilian employees, have been investigated in the case.

The traffic crash reports in question are not a public record - they are only available to people involved in the accident and, eventually, the insurance company and the lawyers who may become involved.

But in recent months, the D.C. Bar Association received at least one complaint that these confidential traffic crash reports were being provided to people who should not have them.

D.C. police, the FBI, and the U.S. Attorney's office began investigating and, on June 7, two "informations" were filed in Federal court for Marvin Parker and Walter Lee.

Lee - a D.C. police officer assigned to the sixth district - is accused of taking more than $15,000 over a year's time for turning over the confidential reports to an unnamed person.

Marvin Parker is accused of bribing two civilian members of the D.C. police department from August of 2015 through October of 2017.

The information - which usually signals that the accused is willing to take a plea - says that Parker paid "Person 1" and "Person 2" - employees with the D.C. police department - money to influence "Person 1" and "Person 2" in the performance of official acts to induce "Person 1" and "Person 2" to violate lawful and official duties to MPD.

The attorney representing Parker declined to comment. FOX 5 has also not received any comment from the attorney representing Lee.

D.C. police declined to provide any further information on the case, saying it is an active investigation.

Walter Lee is due in court on June 24 for a plea hearing.