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Long Beach officer charged in domestic violence case

A Long Beach police officer was charged with multiple counts of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon in connection with nearly half a dozen incidents, authorities said Tuesday afternoon.

Brandon Preciado, 29, was charged with 21 counts in five incidents dating back to Sept. 18, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. They include 10 counts of corporal injury to a spouse, nine counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of making a criminal threat.

He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest stemming from a five-hour standoff with Sheriff's Department deputies at his Pico Rivera home, authorities said.

The other incidents allegedly took place on Oct. 18, Nov. 11, Dec. 31 and in early January, according to a source familiar with the investigation who asked not to be named because the case is ongoing.

Preciado was expected to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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--Andrew Blankstein (twitter.com/anblanx) and Robert J. Lopez (twitter.com/LAJourno)

 
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