Former Fresno police officer Jesse Joe Ruelas gets ready Tuesday for his trial on misdemeanor charges of hitting his teenage daughter in May 2015. Ruelas contends he was disciplining his child because she cursed him, blamed him for the breakup of the family, and wished he was dead. Also in the photograph is defense attorney Roger Wilson.
Former Fresno police officer Jesse Joe Ruelas gets ready Tuesday for his trial on misdemeanor charges of hitting his teenage daughter in May 2015. Ruelas contends he was disciplining his child because she cursed him, blamed him for the breakup of the family, and wished he was dead. Also in the photograph is defense attorney Roger Wilson. Pablo Lopez plopez@fresnobee.com
Former Fresno police officer Jesse Joe Ruelas gets ready Tuesday for his trial on misdemeanor charges of hitting his teenage daughter in May 2015. Ruelas contends he was disciplining his child because she cursed him, blamed him for the breakup of the family, and wished he was dead. Also in the photograph is defense attorney Roger Wilson. Pablo Lopez plopez@fresnobee.com

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Ex-police officer on trial for striking daughter. Was it abuse? Or discipline?

June 28, 2016 1:11 PM

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