Metro Jailer Arrested on Charges of Child Abuse

15-year Metro Veteran

Booked Thursday on Felony Charges

Suspended Without Pay

The Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting that Laurence C. Watterson, a jailer at the Clark County Detention Center has been charged in Henderson  with felony child abuse or neglect. Watterson, who was hired by the Metropolitan Police Department in 1998, was given a walk-through booking at the Henderson jail.

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Metro officials stated the case was being investigated by Henderson police who have not commented in the investigation.

Watterson received $141,980.05 in total pay and benefits from taxpayers in 2011.

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2 thoughts on “Metro Jailer Arrested on Charges of Child Abuse

  1. Try and add more facts in a post like this. If I had to start an investigation with this little info, I’d pass on the case. It’s a very serious allegation, your report needs more of the Who. what, when, where, why and how the allegation came to be. Was he a juvenile detention officer, are there more victims? Is his family the victims? this is what people want and need to know.

    • If more information was available then we would post it. Sadly, the Henderson Police are not releasing anything other than the fact Watterson was charged and the charges.

      We completely agree “the Who. what, when, where, why and how the allegation came to be,” are incredibly important. These are the details, “people want and need to know.”

      However the authorities in Henderson seem to disagree,

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