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Friday, September 27, 2013

[IA] FDPD Detective Chansler humor: "I like my violence like I like my beer - Domestic."


Fort Dodge Police Detective Jody Chansler:
"Week 3 of doing Eric Broser's P/RR/S program." 
...During his trial, Chansler took the stand in his own defense. He admitted that he and his wife got into an argument... Chansler said while their bodies made physical contact and "bumped together," he denied hitting or slapping her, though he did admit he was intoxicated during the argument... "I didn't assault her"... 
Jody Chansler's sense of humor:
"I like my violence 
like I like my beer - 
Domestic."


UPDATE: CHANSLER ACQUITTED (SEE BELOW)
...Chief Tim Carmody said that investigation has not been completed, but he said Friday afternoon that Chansler would be coming back...

AUGUST 14 THROUGH YESTERDAY NEWS EXCERPTS [plus updates]: 

FDPD OFFICER CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC ASSAULT
Jody Chansler placed on paid leave pending case’s outcome
Messenger News
August 14, 2013
[Excerpts] A Fort Dodge police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after allegedly assaulting his wife. Jody Chansler, 41, of Fort Dodge, has been charged with domestic abuse/assault, a simple misdemeanor... Chansler's wife came to the Webster County Law Enforcement Center at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday to report a domestic assault... While initially officers with the FDPD and Webster County sheriff's deputies responded, Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody said the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was asked to investigate the allegations. Chansler's wife was taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center for minor injuries... Chansler was booked into the Webster County Jail on the charge. Carmody said domestic abuse/assault is a "no bond" charge... [Full article here]

FDPD OFFICER PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Chansler faces charge of domestic assault
Messenger News
August 15, 2013
[Excerpts] A Fort Dodge police officer accused of assaulting his wife has pleaded not guilty to the charge. Jody Chansler, 41, of Fort Dodge, made the plea via his attorney, Derek Johnson, Wednesday morning in Webster County Magistrate Court. Magistrate William Habhab scheduled Chansler's trial for Sept. 4. In addition to scheduling Chansler's trial, Habhab also allowed him to be released on his own recognizance and issued a no-contact order between Chansler and his wife... Chansler was placed on paid administrative leave after the allegation was reported. He is also the subject of an internal investigation being conducted by the Fort Dodge Police Department... The case will not be prosecuted by the Webster County attorney's office, also due to a conflict of interest, according to Webster County Attorney Cori Kuhn Coleman. Instead, Coleman said Chansler's case will be handled by "special counsel from another county attorney's office"... [Full article here]

CHANSLER WILL GET NEW TRIAL DATE
Continuance granted to accommodate witnesses
Messenger News
September 5, 2013
[Excerpts] The trial of a Fort Dodge police officer accused of domestic assault has been continued after a request for more time to accommodate witnesses... "My understanding is that there are a lot of witnesses, and more time was needed for them," [Magistrate William] Habhab said Wednesday afternoon. Neither Habhab nor Chansler's attorney, Derek Johnson, knew when the new trial would be scheduled... The case is being prosecuted by the Kossuth County attorney's office due to a conflict of interest with the Webster County attorney's office. [Full article here]

OFFICER SAYS HE DIDN’T ASSAULT WIFE
Ruling may come today in Chansler case
Messenger News
September 26, 2013
[Excerpts] A Fort Dodge police officer accused of assaulting his wife will learn his fate today after a judge heard arguments in the case Thursday afternoon. Jody S. Chansler, 41, of Fort Dodge, has been charged with domestic abuse assault... It's alleged that Chansler assaulted his wife by knocking her to the ground in their home... During his trial, Chansler took the stand in his own defense. He admitted that he and his wife got into an argument... Chansler said while their bodies made physical contact and "bumped together," he denied hitting or slapping her, though he did admit he was intoxicated during the argument... "I didn't assault her"... Assistant Kossuth County Attorney Stephanie Miller, who is prosecuting the case due to a conflict of interest with the Webster County attorney's office, testified that Chansler's wife had been assaulted and was hurt because of his actions. [R.C.], an emergency room nurse at Trinity Regional Medical Center, said she examined Chansler's wife after the alleged assault took place. Cobb testified that Chansler's wife had scratches on her wrist and an injury to her collarbone. "She said that she was pushed and shoved"... Special Agent Ray Fiedler, of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, took pictures of the marks on Chansler's wife... Chansler's wife did not testify. Miller said Chansler's words and actions prove his guilt. "The evidence shows that Jody Chansler was going to get through that door regardless of what happened," she said. "He had control over the situation. He did what he wanted to do"... [Full article here]

UPDATE: 

CHANSLER ACQUITTED OF DOMESTIC ABUSE
Messenger News
September 27, 2013
Fort Dodge Police Officer Jody Chansler has been found not guilty of domestic abuse assault following a bench trial Thursday afternoon. Magistrate William Habhab made the written ruling Friday morning. Chansler was accused of shoving his wife on the floor during an argument about a cell phone on Aug. 13. He testified in his own defense that their bodies bumped together as he was trying to leave his house and go into his backyard. That caused her to fall down, he testified... [Full article here]

FROM FACEBOOK CONVERSATION:


OFFICER FOUND NOT GUILTY: Chansler will return to FD force, police chief says
Messenger News
September 27, 2013,
[Excerpts] ...The state didn't prove beyond a reasonable doubt that [Fort Dodge police officer Jody S.] Chansler, 41, intentionally hurt his wife during an Aug. 13 argument, which was over a cell phone, Magistrate William Habhab ruled Friday morning. "During the course of the argument there was contact between the Defendant and his wife... However, that contact cannot be described as contact designed or intended to inflict pain or injury." Chansler's attorney, Derek Johnson, said he was happy with the verdict... Assistant Kossuth County Attorney Stephanie Miller, who prosecuted the case due to a conflict of interest with the Webster County attorney's office, said that while the judge disagreed with the state's argument, she hoped that wouldn't discourage victims of domestic violence from reporting their own cases to police... In addition to the criminal case, an internal investigation was also begun within the department. Chief Tim Carmody said that investigation has not been completed, but he said Friday afternoon that Chansler would be coming back. Johnson said he wasn't sure when Chansler would be allowed back on the force. [Full article here]




INSTANT REPLAY OF FACT: 
...[R.C.], an emergency room nurse at Trinity Regional Medical Center, said she examined Chansler's wife after the alleged assault took place. Cobb testified that Chansler's wife had scratches on her wrist and an injury to her collarbone. "She said that she was pushed and shoved"... 

[police officer involved domestic violence oidv intimate partner violence ipv abuse law enforcement public safety denial non-cooperation uncooperative iowa state politics reporter PETER KASPARI]

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