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Ex-Long Beach officer accused of beating wife gets 12 years

A former Long Beach police officer charged with assaulting his wife was sentenced Monday to 12 years and four months in state prison, authorities said.

Brandon Preciado, 30, was accused of striking his wife with a metal flashlight, broom and police-issue baton,  the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.

On Jan. 12, Preciado's wife ran to a neighbor's home with a bloody face after being repeatedly slapped, having her pinky finger bent back and being told to prepare to die, prosecutors said.

Preciado was arrested that day after a five-hour standoff at his Pico Rivera home with deputies from the Los Angeles  County Sheriff's Department.


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