For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
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, at8:30 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.