Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 4:51 p.m.
Metro Police arrested one of their own today – a 43-year-old Metro officer accused of lewdness with a minor under 14.
Officer Garrett Vandereecken was arrested by Metro’s juvenile sexual abuse detail about 3 p.m. at the Clark County Detention Center and faces a felony charge of lewdness with a minor, police said.
Vandereecken had voluntarily surrendered to Metro detectives and was booked at the detention center, where he remains in custody, police said.
According to police, Vandereecken has been relieved of duty without pay pending the outcomes of ongoing criminal and internal investigations.
Vandereecken has been employed with Metro for four years. Before his arrest he was assigned to the Northwest Area Command, Patrol Division.
Metro did not release any other details related to the case.