Police arrest trooper cadet


William Metzler, a 49-year-old Colorado State Patrol Trooper cadet, was arrested by Lakewood police on charges of unlawful sexual contact and harassment.

Metzler is on paid administrative leave.

Metzler was issued a court summons on May 13. The charges involved a female adult. Detectives were made aware of the inappropriate sexual contact that occurred early last month while Metzler was off duty.

At this time it is unknown when Metzler will make his first appearance in court.

The case will be presented to the district attorney’s office for formal charging.


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