Brinda Sue McCoy, Wife of Oceanside Police Chief, Gets 15 Years for Stand-off with Cops

Brinda Sue McCoy, the wife of Oceanside's police chief, was sentenced today to 15 years in state prison for shooting at responding police officers after calling 9-1-1 and initiating an armed stand-off.

The 49-year-old had been found guilty by a jury on June 18 of five counts of assaulting a police officer for waving, pointing and firing her husband Frank McCoy's semiautomatic service handgun at Cypress cops the night of Dec. 16, 2010.

Mr. McCoy used to be the mayor of Cypress.

Mrs. McCoy reportedly tried to take her own life after her conviction.

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