"Durrett told officers that he tried to enter the house to speak with his daughter after she had disrespected him, and that she slammed the door on his arm," Bolton said.
"He then pushed the door open, causing her to fall back," Bolton said. "She then grabbed a fishing rod. Durrett said he took the rod from her and struck her with it."
The responding officers reported that the teen had lacerations on both arms and her lower back, Bolton said.
Durrett was arrested and charged with battery, cruelty to children 1st degree and cruelty to children 2nd degree.
DeKalb police placed Durrett on administrative leave, DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said.
"The department takes these types of allegations very seriously," Parish said. "Any conduct unbecoming of an officer will not be tolerated."