HAWTHORNE, CA—Abusing the color of one’s authority is bad, but a police officer abusing one’s spouse and keeping that person imprisoned against that person’s will may be perceived as more than a poor, impulsive decision.
Michael Christopher Delery, 33, was apprehended by Hawthorne Police Department officers on Tuesday, June 24 shortly after 1 p.m. along the 13000 block of Kornblum Avenue in Hawthorne. Delery, a police officer whose employer is unknown and about which Hawthorne Police would not comment, is stated in police records as being a resident of 13020 South Kornblum Avenue #56 in Hawthorne, California.
It was unknown if the incident happened shortly before he was arrested nor if the incident occurred at or near Delery’s residence or arrest location.
Delery was charged with battery of a “spouse/ex-spouse/cohabitant or former cohabitant/fiance or fiancee/someone with whom the offender has or previously had an engagement or dating relationship” (273.5(A)PC) and False Imprisonment (236PC).
Bail for the 5’9”, 170-lb. man was set at $100,000; each violation was set at $50,0000.