Fort Dodge police officer accused of abusing wife

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Fort Dodge police officer has been accused of abusing his wife.

Fort Dodge police say Jody Chansler was charged Tuesday with domestic abuse assault.

Police say Chansler’s wife reported the alleged assault early Tuesday morning. She was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

Des Moines television station KCCI reports (http://bit.ly/13imxNa ) Chansler, who was off-duty at the time of the alleged assault, has been placed on paid administrative leave. He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

Court records do not list an attorney for Chansler.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com

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