Posted at: 09/27/2013 9:39 PM
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 (http://bit.ly/19MzlZ7) 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.