A Chula Vista police officer appeared in court Monday to be formally charged on four counts related to an altercation with his girlfriend’s son in June.
His defense attorney, however, requested a postponement until Sept. 15. The judge granted the request.
No reason for the delay was given, though court hearings are often rescheduled for various reasons, including a delay in collecting police reports, interviewing witnesses and conflicts with attorneys’ schedules.
Roman Granados, a 14-year-old member of the Chula Vista Police Department, had been on placed administrative leave following the incident June 5 in the parking lot of Chula Vista Hills Elementary School during a graduation ceremony.
Police said he was involved in a physical altercation with his girlfriend’s 16-year-old son. He is accused of punching and putting the teen in a "police choke-hold" and is charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery and two counts of cruelty inflicted on a child.
A criminal no-contact order was imposed Monday barring Granados from contacting the teen.