O'side Chief Returns to Work After Wife's Arrest

Thursday, Jan 6, 2011  |  Updated 7:30 AM PDT
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O'side Chief Returns to Work After Wife's Arrest

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Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy is back at work, weeks after his wife was arrested on suspicion of shooting at officers.

McCoy returned to work on Monday. City Manager Peter Weiss says he took time off for the holidays that had been scheduled in advance.

McCoy's wife, 47-year-old Brinda McCoy, is charged with five felony counts. Authorities say that on Dec. 16 she called 911 and fired at police officers during a three-hour standoff at the couple's home in the Orange County city of Cypress.

She was arrested after being shot with a beanbag gun and is free on $250,000 bail.

She faces up to 58 years in prison if convicted.

Weiss tells the North County Times that McCoy's city-issued gun wasn't used in the confrontation.
 

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