Brinda Sue McCoy, Wife of Top Oceanside Cop and Former Cypress Mayor, Faces 61 Years as Armed Stand-Off Trial Begins

The wife of Oceanside's police chief (and Cypress' former mayor) is scheduled to face a trial--heck, right now--for calling 9-1-1 and initiating an armed stand-off with Cypress police in December 2010. Brinda Sue McCoy, 49, of Cypress, is charged with six felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm on a peace officer and one felony count of discharging a firearm with gross negligence with sentencing enhancements for the personal discharge of a firearm. She could get 61 years and eight months in state prison with a conviction.

The wife of Chief Frank McCoy is accused of calling 9-1-1 around 7 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2010, to say needed police assistance. Cypress cops responded and tried to get the woman to come out of her residence.

Refusing to leave her house, Ms. McCoy allegedly pointed a semi-automatic firearm at her head and the ceiling before pointing it directly at the police officers outside.

Unlike, say, everyone else in the world, the cops did not immediately take her out but instead warned her that if she fired her weapon, she could hurt one of the officers. McCoy is accused of responding by firing the gun twice from inside her home at police officers who were stationed behind two parked vehicles outside.

Unlike, say, every breathing being in the universe, McCoy was subdued through the use of "less-than lethal force" by Special Weapons and Tactics officers.

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