|For Immediate Release
Case # TBA
September 27, 2012
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
LAPD OFFICER CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRIMINAL THREATS AGAINST WOMAN, WITH WHOM HE HAD A DOMESTIC RELATIONSHIP
SANTA ANA – A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer was charged today with making a violent criminal threat against a woman, with whom he had a domestic relationship. Dale Wayne Ziesmer, 48, San Clemente, is charged with one felony count of criminal threats and faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison if convicted. The People will be requesting Ziesmer be held without bail based on the nature of the criminal threat and the defendant’s possible access to firearms. He is expected to be arraigned today, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
At the time of the crime, Ziesmer is accused of being an LAPD officer.
Early in the morning on Sept. 25, 2012, the defendant is accused of making a violent criminal threat to Jane Doe, a woman with whom he had a relationship, causing the victim to fear for her safety. Jane Doe told a friend, another LAPD officer, about the threat, and it was subsequently reported by that officer to LAPD. Ziesmer was disarmed by LAPD upon arriving at work that morning.
As Ziesmer is accused of making the threat in his San Clemente home, the case was referred for investigation to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The investigation is ongoing.
Deputy District Attorney Heidi Garrel of the Family Protection Unit is prosecuting this case.