KILLEEN — A Killeen Police officer was indicted by the Bell County grand jury on Wednesday, according to a news release by the Killeen Police Department.
Sarah Hydorn was charged with injury to a child and the officer was placed on administrative leave without pay, according to KPD.
Hydorn, a six-year veteran with the department, turned herself in to the Bell County Jail Thursday and her bond was set at $25,000 by Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield.
“This temporary leave is not intended to reflect an opinion on the merits of the case. It is in accordance with Civil Service Law. The department will conduct a thorough investigation into this matter,” KPD Chief Charles Kimble said in the release.
“Because this is an open case, there will be no further information released, interviews given or further comments at this time,” according to the release.
Hydorn graduated from the KPD Police Academy in June 2013.
In an unrelated case, a former Killeen police officer was indicted by the grand jury last week.
In that case, former KPD officer Anthony Custance was charged with the third-degree felony offense of tampering with physical evidence stemming from a no-knock warrant that resulted in the death of James Reed, 40, in Killeen earlier this year.
Custance — who was a member of the department’s Tactical Response Unit when the raid happened — is accused of firing shots in the back of Reed’s home at 215 W. Hallmark Ave. in February. According to police, these rounds did not result in any injuries but were not in compliance with the planned operation. Custance resigned from the force during the investigation.