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.
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.