Fullerton’s chief of police resigned Friday following studies he and town’s police captain battered emergency medical technicians who had been treating his spouse at a rustic music live performance whereas he was off-duty in late August.
The resignation of David Hendricks from the main legislation enforcement place was introduced in a press release from town of Fullerton issued on Friday.
Town council is contemplating candidates for the place whereas Captain Bob Dunn serves because the interim chief.
“I’m honored to have had the privilege of main the women and men of the Fullerton Police Division,” the previous chief stated in a quote included within the assertion.
Hendricks and Captain Thomas Oliveras had been accused of getting right into a bodily altercation with two EMTs whereas they had been off-duty attending a Woman Antebellum live performance on the 5 Level Amphitheater in Irvine on Aug. 24.
“The EMTs had been offering therapy to the chief’s spouse, and the altercation occurred throughout the course of that,” Irvine police spokeswoman Kim Mohr stated on the time.
That incident led to the police officers being kicked out of the live performance by safety and Irvine police, although they had been by no means arrested or cited.
Fullerton metropolis officers later introduced the 2 had been being positioned on administrative go away as prosecutors reviewed the case towards them.
In the meantime, metropolis officers in Irvine stated an exterior investigator could be main the probe into the allegations. Audio recordings surrounding the battle had been being regarded over whereas police reached out to the general public for every other video proof that could possibly be collected.
In a press release, Irvine police promised a “thorough, goal and well timed investigation” into the incident.
Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless unclear whether or not the Orange County District Lawyer’s Workplace can be submitting any fees.