Glendale officer placed on leave after being accused of assaulting girlfriend

A Glendale police officer who was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence has been placed on leave, although city officials declined to say when or for what reason, citing employee privacy laws.

The 26-year-old officer, Daniel Schmit, was taken into custody Dec. 10 in the 900 block of Ashford Street in Simi Valley after he allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend, according to Lt. Stephanie Shannon of the Simi Valley Police Department.

The girlfriend was taken to Simi Valley Hospital-Adventist Health to be treated for unspecified injuries and then was released, she added.

An emergency restraining order was issued for the victim, Shannon said.

Search warrants, including one at the Glendale Police Department headquarters, have been executed in connection with the incident, Shannon said.

She described the action as “very routine.”

Schmit was placed on paid administrative leave, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said, but declined to say when or why Schmit was placed on leave.

No charges had been filed against Schmit as of Friday, according to Ventura County Superior Court records.

Schmit has been cooperating with police during the investigation, which Shannon said is ongoing.


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