Fort Dodge officer acquitted on assault charge

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Fort Dodge police officer charged with assaulting his wife has been found not guilty.

The Fort Dodge Messenger reports ( that Magistrate William Habhab ruled Friday that officer Jody Chansler was not guilty of domestic abuse assault.

Chansler was charged with the assault in August. He was accused of shoving his wife to the floor but testified in court that he and his wife bumped as he was trying to leave his house, causing her to fall.

She was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

Chansler, who has served with the Fort Dodge Police Department for 12 years, was placed on paid administrative leave after the charge.


Information from: The Messenger,

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