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Ex-police officer gets probation for assaulting wife

September 28, 2018

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A former Hastings police officer accused of assaulting his wife and mother has been given probation.

Adams County Court records say 27-year-old Cody Bland was sentenced Thursday in Adams County Court. He’d pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts of assault. Prosecutors dropped a related charge in exchange for his pleas.

The records say Bland’s wife told officers that Bland kicked, shoved and tackled her at their Hastings home Oct. 30. She managed to summon some of her husband’s relatives for help after he took her cellphone. His mother says he slapped and kicked her after she arrived.

Bland had been on the Hastings force for four years. He resigned in November.

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