James McGee, 56, a retired veteran Redwood City police officer, is facing a single misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest in connection with a domestic violence call involving his girlfriend that led to an 11-hour standoff with police.
McGee pleaded not guilty to the charge on Thursday, and his jury trial date was set for Feb. 11, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors said the uncooperative victim’s “numerous inconsistent statements” made it so they could not file domestic violence charges against McGee.
The incident unfolded about 2 a.m. Aug. 9 in the 700 block of Windsor Way, when McGee’s girlfriend called 911 to report her boyfriend for kicking her in the face, causing a serious facial cut, during an argument. Police responded and the victim “immediately gave several inconsistent statements about the injury and stated it was an accident or that it had occurred during a trip and fall,” prosecutors said.
Along with McGee, the victim was intoxicated and declined to cooperate. She was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released. Meanwhile, McGee locked himself inside the home and refused police commands to come out for 11 hours.
McGee is out of custody after posting a $50,000 bail bond.