Child Abuse Charges Filed Against Casper Police Officers
The Casper Police Department released a statement Thursday following an investigation by the Natrona County Sheriff's Office and the referral of formal charges to the Natrona County District Attorney's Office.
Here's the full statement from the CPD:
On February 21st, 2017, arrest warrants were issued for Casper Police Sergeant Todd Wells for misdemeanor endangerment of a child, and Casper Police Officer Laura Starnes-Wells for felony child abuse. These officers were previously placed on administrative leave from the Police Department, in November 2016, upon learning that an investigation into this matter by the Natrona County Sheriff's Office and that investigation had been referred to the Natrona County District Attorney's Office. As formal charges have been filed these officers will remain on administrative leave pending further internal personnel review by the Department as a this matter progresses through the court proceedings.
Sgt. Aaron Shatto of the Natrona County Sheriff's Office says Todd Wells turned himself in Thursday. Shatto expects another arrest to be made.
We'll have more on this story Friday morning.