A Colorado police officer has been arrested on multiple serious charges, but the community remains in the dark about the precise nature of the allegations, The Gazette reports.
On Friday, Colorado Springs patrol officer Shane Reed was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, child abuse, menacing and harassment, according to the newspaper.
The Colorado Springs Police Department issued a news release about the arrest that states authorities were conducting an investigation earlier this month when “allegations of criminal activity” involving Reed arose.
Police obtained a warrant to conduct a separate investigation into the allegations and found probable cause to arrest Reed, who has been booked into the El Paso County Jail.
According to KOAA-TV, an arrest warrant was issued for the following charges:
• 18-3-302 (1), Second Degree Kidnapping, Class Four Felony (F4);
• 18-6-401 (1)(A)(7)(A), Child Abuse-Knowingly/Recklessly Any Injury Other Than SBI, Class One Misdemeanor (M1);
• 18-3-206, Menacing -Threat/Physical Action/Fear Of SBI, Class Three Misdemeanor, (M3); and
• 18-9-111 (1)(A), Harassment-Strike, Shove, Kick, Class Three Misdemeanor (M3).
Reed has been employed by the department since 2018 and worked at its Stetson Hills Division.
“The Colorado Springs Police Department values the trust placed in our organization by the community, and we are committed to holding officers accountable who violate that trust,” Interim Chief Adrian Vasquez said in the news release, according to The Gazette.
The release continues: “Today, CSPD Detectives arrested Officer Shane Reed for several serious charges to include one felony charge. While Officer Reed has the same presumption of innocence and due process rights as every person arrested, it is important that the Citizens of Colorado Springs know that their officers will be held accountable when their actions warrant it.”
Further information about the charges has not been released. The police department has placed Reed on administrative leave.
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