LAPD’s Daniel Chun Guilty of Beating Teen

LOS ANGELES POLICE OFFICER CONVICTED OF BATTERY FOR REPEATEDLY HITTING TEEN RELATIVE, CAUSING BRUISING AND WELTS

A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer was convicted in Fullerton today of battery for repeatedly striking a teen relative, leaving welts and bruises.

LAPD's Daniel M Chun
LAPD’s Daniel M Chun
Daniel Chun, 40, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of battery. He faces a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $2,000 fine at his sentencing March 5, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-12, North Justice Center, Fullerton.

Chun was a police officer with LAPD who had been assigned to Olympic Division covering Koreatown. He was often spotted by locals on the northeast corner of Western Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. on March 13, 2014, Chun confronted a young teen male relative about poor grades and other behavior issues. The defendant repeatedly hit the victim with a variety of household items on his shoulders, back, and buttocks, leaving welts and bruises on the boy’s body.

A school counselor noticed the child’s injuries and reported it to the Fullerton Police Department (FPD), who arrested the defendant. FPD investigated the case.

Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Duke of the Family Protection Unit is the prosecutor. The case number is #14NF1316.

LAPD Officer Charged with Child Abuse

LOS ANGELES POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE FOR REPEATEDLY HITTING TEEN RELATIVE, CAUSING BRUISING AND WELTS

FULLERTON – A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer has been charged with child abuse for repeatedly striking a teen relative, leaving welts and bruises, for poor grades and behavior.

Daniel Hun Chun, 39, is charged with one felony count of child abuse and one felony count of corporal injury on a child and faces a maximum sentence of six years in state prison. He is out of custody on $100,000 bail.

Chun was scheduled for an arraignment today, and the arraignment was continued to May 6, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-12, North Justice Center, Fullerton.

At the time of the crime, Chun was a police officer with LAPD. He is accused of committing the crime while off-duty.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. on March 13, 2014, Chun is accused of confronting a young teen male relative about poor grades and other behavior issues. The defendant is accused of repeatedly hitting the victim with a variety of household items in the shoulders, back, and buttocks. He is accused of leaving welts and bruises on the victim.

A school counselor noticed the child’s injuries and reported it to police.

Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Duke of the Family Protection Unit is prosecuting this case.


In other LAPD news today, a drunk officer by the name of Jonathan Chel crashed his vehicle into a McDonald’s drive-thru this morning, and another rape victim has come forward with allegations against notorious rape cops Luis Valenzuela and Jim Nichols.

LAPD Board of Rights: Terminate Officer James Kang

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Board of Rights concluded on March 7th that 44-year-old officer James Kang (제임스 강) deserves to be terminated from the LAPD.

The decision relates to an incident on January 24, 2012, in the city of Santa Clarita. Kang, while off duty, was allegedly driving recklessly and then pulled a gun on a man whose vehicle he had hit.

This is another black mark on the record of Korean-American officers in the LAPD, among whom the misconduct rate is perceived to be extremely high. LAPD officer David Park is one of the Gang of Four who terrorized bike rider Manuel Gallegos and is now the subject of a civil lawsuit scheduled for a jury trial in May.

LAPD officers Jin Oh and David Shin are currently defendants in a lawsuit involving the brutal Kim Nguyen case. Recently deceased LAPD officer Nicholas Lee was reported to have filed a cumulative-trauma claim in August 1998, the same year he started work at the department.

Rarely have Korean-American cops been held accountable for their misbehavior, with non-Korean locals believing their complaints about warrantless searches, harassment, and sexual assaults are being ignored due to the political clout of Korean-American business owners who ply the police department with donations and who have prominent positions in the city agencies that are supposed to keep such abuses in check.