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Metro officer reassigned after probe by Henderson police

Updated Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 | 5:49 p.m.

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Lourdes Smith

Metro Police have reassigned an officer after learning she is the subject of a Henderson Police Department criminal investigation, Metro spokesman Bill Cassell said today in a statement.

Officer Lourdes Smith turned herself into the Henderson Police Department Sept. 17 on a warrant for two misdemeanor charges that Henderson Police say stem from an ongoing feud between Smith and her neighbor.

Officer Todd Rasmussen of the Henderson Police Department said Smith faces misdemeanor charges of imitation firearm and destruction of property after she allegedly fired a BB gun at her neighbor's home. The imitation firearm charge, he said, means that Smith allegedly used an imitation weapon that looks like a real one to intimidate another person.

Rasmussen said Henderson Police have been called to either Smith's or her neighbor's home 33 times since 2007. The calls were for various reasons, he said.

"They seem to have an ongoing feud, for whatever reason," Rasmussen said.

Metro's Internal Affairs Office also is investigating the incident.

Smith, 36, has been with Metro since June 2001. She is a patrol officer in the South Central Area Command and has been reassigned to administrative duties with no public contact pending the outcome of the internal investigation, Cassell said.

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