Two Greensboro police employees charged with child abuse

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Two Greensboro police employees have been charged with child abuse.

Renee Brewer and Timothy Brewer were arrested on Dec. 11.

Timothy Brewer, an officer who was hired in 2014 and works in patrol, was charged with two counts of child abuse and bonded out on the same day. Renee Brewer, who was hired in 2006 and is employed in the forensic services division, was charged with one count of child abuse and also bonded out on the same day.

According to the incident report, a woman reported that her daughter was a victim of an assault on Oct. 24. The woman said she saw red marks on the girl's thighs and buttocks that were the result of a disciplinary action. The report says the girl did not need medical attention.

"Leaders with the Greensboro Police Department have been cooperating with both the Department of Social Services and the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department since being made of aware of allegations of child abuse by two of our employees," said Susan Danielson with the Greensboro Police Department. "These are serious allegations that require a thorough understanding of all of the facts before determining what legal and administrative actions are appropriate."

Both have been placed on administrative duties.