A Metropolitan Police Department officer has been arrested and charged with two counts of child abuse/neglect and two counts of domestic violence/assault with use of a deadly weapon.
Joseph Ortega has been with Metro since 2017. He is assigned to the West Community Policing Division of the Northwest Area Command.
A Metro news release said Ortega will be placed on suspension of police powers without pay.
No other details were available.
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