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Judge Grants Wife Of LAPD Chief 3-Year Restraining Order

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Cindy Beck (right), wife of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck (CBS)

Cindy Beck (right), wife of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck (CBS)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The wife of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck was granted a three-year stay-away order on Wednesday against a homeless woman who allegedly threatened to kill her and her dog.

KNX 1070′s John Brooks reports the judge agreed that the restraining order granted to Cindy Beck was the appropriate move.


Veronica Roberts, 43, was arrested last month after allegedly making threats against Beck back in September.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson issued the order on behalf of Beck, which states that Roberts must stay at least 100 yards from both Mr. and Mrs. Beck or she will be arrested.

A temporary restraining order had been issued against Roberts last month, but that expired on Wednesday.

Court documents claim the transient reportedly said, “Cindy, I’m gonna kill you. I’m gonna come to your house and pummel you.” Roberts also allegedly left a voice message stating, “I’m gonna get you and your dogs.”

She also allegedly claimed the police chief was following and harassing her.

After police tracked Roberts down near some bushes in Pacific Palisades and she was taken into custody, her family told authorities that she suffers from mental illness and had previously made death threats against her own family members.

Beck was in court on Wednesday, but she declined comment as she left the courthouse with her attorney and security detail.

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