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Officer accused of domestic violence

Fri, Apr 22 2011 12:00 PM Posted By: Carlos R. Davalos

An El Cajon Superior Court  judge Wednesday extended a temporary restraining order against a Chula Vista police officer accused of domestic violence.

The court order comes after Laura Webb Becker alleged her husband, officer Brandon Becker, grabbed her “from behind with both hands and threw me approximately 4 feet across the room. I had scratches and a bruise on my arm as a result of this incident.”

Webb Becker said the March 11 incident occurred in the couple’s Ramona home.

Webb Becker told a Sheriff’s detective the couple had gotten into two arguments that turned physical  in a 24 hour period.
In the first incident Webb Becker said her husband had been accusing her of infidelity and placed her in a bear hug when she tried to leave the room. When she elbowed Brandon in the jaw, he released her.

The next day the couple was again arguing. She tried to leave the room. That’s when Becker grabbed his wife and threw her around, Webb Becker told detectives.

In her April 5 request for a restraining order, Laura Becker told the court she was “deeply concerned Brandon may retaliate against me and attempt to harm me because he has been suspended from work and may lose his job.”

The restraining order requires Becker relinquish possession of firearms and stay 100 yards away from his estranged wife.

Chula police could not confirm that Becker has been suspended. However, they did say he was still employed with the department. 

Becker’s attorney James Bishop was not immediately available for comment.


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