LAPD Officer Charged with Child Abuse

Daniel Hun Chun, 39, is accused of repeatedly hitting a teen relative with household items

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    An LAPD officer is accused of beating a young relative over bad grades. A criminal complaint filed in court alleged the injuries could have resulted in death. Patrick Healy reports from Fullerton for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014. (Published Friday, Mar 21, 2014)

    An LAPD officer is accused of beating a young relative because the child had poor grades and was behaving badly, prosecutors said.

    Daniel Hun Chun, 39, (pictured) allegedly hit the teen repeatedly with a variety of household items on March 13, "leaving welts and bruises," according to a statement released by the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

    He was charged with one felony count of child abuse and one felony count of corporal injury on a child and faces up to six years in state prison.

    The police department was notified of the assault after a school counselor noticed the child’s injuries.

    Chun was released from custody on $100,000 bail and is set to appear in court May 6.

    Chun lives in Fullerton and has been an LAPD officer for five years, most recently assigned to the West Traffic Division.