Officer Daniel Linares - Child abuse
BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS
(COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)
Minutes of the Regular Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, January 23, 2003
The regular meeting of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners was held on
Thursday, January 23, 2003, at 3:00 p.m., Police Headquarters, 1300 Beaubien
– Rm. 328, Detroit, MI 48226.
4. SECRETARY REPORT – EXEC. DIR. MCDONALD
On January 23, 2003, Police Officer Daniel Linares, badge 3780, assigned to the Sixth Precinct, was suspended without pay by Assistant Chief of Police Walter E. Shoulders.
On November 27, 2002, the Internal Affairs Section received a Preliminary Complaint Record regarding off-duty Officer Linares, alleging “Child Abuse.”
According to the information, on November 26, 2002, officers of the Fifth Precinct responded to St. John’s Hospital regarding a child abuse report. The investigation revealed that both parents are police officers. The complainant is a three-month-old female infant, who lives with her mother and a female roommate. The roommate baby-sits the complainant.
On the above date, the complainant’s mother made arrangements with Officer Linares to watch the baby at her house between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. The roommate stated she stopped by the house at 12:00 p.m. for lunch and left at 12:30 p.m. She stated that everything was fine with the complainant. When the roommate returned at 2:05 p.m., Officer Linares told her that the complainant was sleeping. Officer Linares left the location at approximately 2:20 p.m. At approximately 3:15 p.m., same date, the roommate checked on the complainant and observed redness and bruising on the left side of her face. She contacted the mother of the complainant. The mother returned home and conveyed her to St. John’s Hospital. At the hospital, the doctor examined the complainant and observed bruising and a bite mark consistent with child abuse. She was admitted to the hospital in stable condition and later released to the custody of her mother.
On January 15, 2003, Magistrate Thomas Shannon, of 36th District Court, issued felony warrant #36-03-55584, charging Officer Linares with “Child Abuse 2nd Degree.”
On January 16, 2003, Officer Linares was arraigned before Magistrate Thomas Shannon, and he stood mute to the charge and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. He was released on a $1,000.00 personal bond. His preliminary examination is scheduled for January 28, 2003.
Based on the above circumstances, it is recommended that Officer Linares be charged with, but not limited to the following violation of the Detroit Police Department Rules and Regulations:
CHARGE: CONDUCT UNBECOMING AN OFFICER; CONTRARY TO THE
LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS, THIS BEING IN
VIOLATION OF GENERAL ORDER 72-17(R), SECTION K.
Unless contravened by this Commission, the above suspension without pay will
There were no contraventions to the above suspension.