Credit: Darrow Montgomery/file

We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.

The former vice chair of the D.C. Police Union, Medgar Webster Sr., is charged with felony fraud for allegedly working a second job while he was on the clock for the Metropolitan Police Department. He was arrested over the weekend.

According to an arrest affidavit, Webster, 52, worked at three Whole Foods Market locations from January 2021 to April 2022 while he was simultaneously on the clock for MPD. During that time, MPD paid him $33,845, including $17,407 in overtime. The affidavit alleges that 485 of the 1,399 hours he worked for Whole Foods overlapped with his shifts for MPD. For his work at just one of the Whole Foods, on H Street SE, Webster was paid $45,946.

Webster’s police powers were suspended last April, and he was put on non-contact status for allegedly committing sexual abuse at the H Street SE Whole Foods. A police report says a person reported that he “engaged in unwanted sexual contact with her,” though it does not appear Webster ever faced formal charges. The felony fraud charges filed this month do not include charges for sexual abuse.

D.C. Police Union Chairperson Gregg Pemberton says Webster resigned his position as vice chair nearly a year ago. An MPD spokesperson says via email that Webster is “on administrative leave and has been proposed for indefinite suspension.” Webster’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This story has been updated with comment from MPD.