Former Hastings police officer gets probation for attacking wife

Published: Oct. 31, 2017 at 11:25 AM CDT
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A former police officer was put on probation for attacking his wife last fall.

Cody Bland, 26, was arrested last October for hitting and kicking his wife. A relative of the victim also claims that Bland slapped the relative. The incident happened October 30, 2017 at Bland's Hastings residence. Bland, who was a Hastings police officer at the time, was originally charged with domestic assault, third degree assault and with interfering with a public service device.

Prosecutors amended the charges to two counts of misdemeanor third degree assault. Bland pleaded no contest to both counts and was sentenced Thursday to one year's probation on both counts. The sentences are to be served at the same time.

Bland had been on the Hastings Police force for four years. He left the force shortly after the incident last fall.