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Glendale police officer can stand trial on assault charges, judge rules

May 15, 2013

A Ventura County Superior judge ruled this week that there is sufficient evidence for a Glendale police officer to stand trial for allegedly assaulting his live-in girlfriend.

The officer, Daniel Schmit, appeared in court Monday for his preliminary hearing, where Judge Kathryne Ann Stoltz heard testimony and evidence about the Dec. 10 incident in Simi Valley, according to Ventura County Superior Court records.

Schmit is charged with two counts of domestic violence, one of which is a felony, and a misdemeanor count of brandishing a firearm, according to court documents. He was also forbidden to contact his live-in girlfriend and to possess any weapons.

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He allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in the 900 block of Ashford Street, according to the Simi Valley Police Department.

His girlfriend was taken to Simi Valley Hospital-Adventist Health, where she was treated for unspecified injuries, police said.

Soon after, Schmit was placed on administrative leave.

Schmit is scheduled to be arraigned May 28.

-- Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA.

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