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