Off-duty cop could get jail time for chokehold

Posted at 1:46 PM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 16:46:54-04
An off-duty Chula Vista police officer who put his girlfriend's 16-year-old son in a chokehold during an altercation at a local elementary school graduation is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday at the courthouse in Chula Vista.
Roman Granados, 48, pleaded guilty in April to misdemeanor child abuse and a disturbing the peace infraction. He faces up to six months in jail.
Chula Vista police said Granados was attending the graduation on June 5, 2014, for one of his girlfriend's children when the teenage victim confronted his mother about a prior disagreement. Granados intervened, hitting, slapping and choking the boy, according to police.
The teen initially refused medical treatment but went to a facility hours later after complaining of pain, police said.   
Granados was placed on administrative leave afterward but later returned to work, said Lt. Fritz Reber.