Metro officers out on bail following arrest on child abuse charges

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two Metro officers are out on bail following their arrest on child abuse charges May 19, according to court records. Bail was set for Destini Woodruff, 26, and John Woodruff, 29, at $10,000 each on the condition they must stay away from the victim.

Destini, the child’s mother, and John, the child’s stepfather, were arrested for an incident that occurred on May 9.

They face the following charges:

  • One count of conspiracy to commit child abuse
  • Three counts of child abuse
  • One count of domestic battery by strangulation

During an investigation, Metro’s Criminal Investigation Section found the Woodruffs hit the child multiple times, causing several bruises. Police say they were trying to inflict pain.

Both officers are with the Southeast Area Command’s Community Policing Division and have been with Metro since 2016.

According to a news release, Destini was relieved of duty and placed on administrative leave without pay on May 19. John’s employment with Metro was terminated on May 19 due to a separate internal investigation.

They are due in court for warrant hearings on May 26.

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