Ex-Fullerton Police Chief, Captain Face Battery and Obstruction Charges
The former police chief and a police captain for the City of Fullerton are now facing criminal charges for allegedly attacking two paramedics at a Lady Antebellum concert in August.
David Hendricks, who resigned as the city’s police chief last month, is facing two misdemeanor battery counts plus one charge of resisting arrest. If convicted, he faces up to three years in jail.
Capt. Thomas Oliveras, who is currently on leave, has been charged with one count each of battery and resisting and obstructing an officer. He is facing up to two years behind bars.
Police in Irvine, where the altercation occurred, say Hendricks and Oliveras attacked the EMTs as they were attempting to provide medical attention to Hendricks’ wife. Authorities have not said what ignited the brawl, but alcohol is believed to have been a factor.
Fullerton Police Capt. Robert Dunn II has been serving as interim chief since Hendricks was placed on leave on Aug. 25. He is expected to hold the position through the beginning of next year.
Read more at the Los Angeles Times.