Arrest of His Son is Heartbreaking for Chief of Police

Arrest of His Son is Heartbreaking for Chief of Police
Photo: Tyrone McAllister

UNION CITY— It surely is heartbreaking if your child commits a crime. Chief of Police Darryl McAllister’s son is in jail—accused of committing a horrific crime. A video of the incident has attracted national media attention.

Chief McAllister received a call from the MPD on August 7 that really hit home. During that call he learned that police sought his estranged son for arrest.

His son and a 16-year-old boy are suspects in the attack of a 71-year-old man. The victim was taking an early morning walk on August 6 around Graystone Park in Manteca. That is when two young males attempted to rob him.

When the victim refused to cooperate, one of the suspects violently kicked the victim in the chest. That knocked him to the ground, and the suspect continued kicking him several more times.

The suspect spat on the victim, and his turban fell off when his head hit the pavement. His attackers fled, but one returned briefly to kick the victim again. Security cameras at a nearby residence recorded the entire incident. The victim required treatment for his injuries at a nearby hospital.

Chief McAllister and his wife cooperated with MPD, which helped them locate the suspects. On August 8, officers arrested 18-year-old Tyrone K. McAllister of Manteca, and a 16-year-old boy.

McAllister’s bond is $200,000. His charges are assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery, and elder abuse.

The younger McAllister was previously arrested for robbery in April, convicted and sentenced to three months in jail. Before he turned 18, McAllister spent several months incarcerated in juvenile hall.

Chief McAllister released an emotional statement about the incident on the Union City police Facebook page — “My stomach has been churning. Words cannot barely describe how embarrassed, dejected, and hurt my wife, daughters and I feel right now.  I am devastated by how much the nature of my son’s actions are such a departure from everything I have stood for in my personal life, and in my 37-year policing career.”


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