CBS Los Angeles affiliate:
LAPD’s First Openly Gay Officer Charged In Domestic Violence Case
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Police Department’s first openly gay officer will make his first court appearance Tuesday on domestic violence charges.
Retired Sgt. Mitchell Grobeson, 57, was arrested Friday after a nearly four-hour standoff inside a West Hollywood home before he surrendered to a sheriff’s SWAT team.
Grobeson is being held on $250,000 bail on suspicion of corporal injury to a spouse, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He was charged with assault with a firearm and criminal threats stemming from a domestic dispute with his husband that led to Friday’s standoff.
The incident began about 10:10 a.m. Friday in the 800 block of West Knoll Drive, according to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. No evacuations were ordered.