LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Little Rock police said Monday that a Little Rock police officer surrendered to Benton police regarding an arrest warrant.
According to a police report, McDaniel is facing charges of second degree domestic battery. The report stated that the charges were brought against him regarding “child maltreatment”.
In the report, officers said that McDaniel shared custody of his child with the mother. The report stated that the mother found marks and bruising on the child after he returned from spending the weekend with McDaniel. The child stated that the bruises came from McDaniel striking him with a belt, the report said.
The report also stated that a physician advised that the marks and bruises were an indication of abuse in their opinion. Officers said that a hotline report was sent to the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division.
Officers said that prior to his arrest, McDaniel was originally placed on administrative leave once the LRPD learned of the allegations.
McDaniel has been with the LRPD since January 2009, police said. Officials with the Little Rock Police Department said that he will remain on leave pending an internal investigation.