Verdict for Oceanside Police Chief's Wife

Brinda McCoy was convicted on five counts

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012  |  Updated 10:00 AM PDT
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Verdict for Oceanside Police Chief's Wife

Brinda McCoy's mugshot (L), Frank McCoy's official Oceanside portrait

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The wife of Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy was convicted Monday of assault for firing multiple rounds during a standoff with police.

Brinda McCoy, 49, was convicted of five counts of assault on a police officer and discharging a firearm with gross negligence at the couple’s Orange County home on Dec. 16, 2010.

Prosecutors say McCoy called 911 before the standoff, but then refused to leave her house pointing the gun at her head and the ceiling before firing twice at officers taking cover behind parked cars.

She was shot with a beanbag gun before taken into custody.

The former registered nurse faces 29 years in prison when she is sentenced on September 10. 

Our media partners at the North County Times talked with Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood who said the city will not remove McCoy as chief, but said McCoy may decide to resign to address his family's situation.

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