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Police Chief's Wife Charged for Firing Gun at Cypress Cops

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The long arm of the law doesn't care who your spouse is, as Oceanside's Brinda Sue McCoy is learning. The wife of the Oceanside Police Chief "has been charged with five felonies in Orange County for allegedly firing a semiautomatic firearm at police officers in Cypress," reports LA Now. The incident took place on December 16th at the McCoy residence in Cypress.

McCoy, a 47-year-old nurse, was arrested by SWAT members after she called 911 and then hid in her home when the authorities showed up. She then "pointed a firearm at her head and then fired twice at officers crouching outside the home."

Frank McCoy, her husband, has had a long career in law enforcement and as a city official, having spent eight years on the Cypress City Council, one term as Mayor of Cypress, and was a commander in the Long Beach Police Department. He has been with Oceanside PD since 2006. Mrs. McCoy was released on $250,000. She could be sentenced to 58 years in prison, if convicted on all five counts.