Date: January 7, 2015
LOS ANGELES POLICE OFFICER CONVICTED OF BATTERY FOR REPEATEDLY HITTING TEEN RELATIVE, CAUSING BRUISING AND WELTS
FULLERTON – A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer was convicted today of battery for repeatedly striking a teen relative, leaving welts and bruises, for poor grades and behavior. Daniel Hun Chun, 40, pleaded guilty today 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.
At the time of the crime, Chun was a police officer with LAPD. He committed the crime while off-duty.
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 victim’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 this case.
Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Duke of the Family Protection Unit is prosecuting this case.