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Hotel scuffle involved Waterloo reserve officer


DES MOINES (AP) -- No charges have been filed in a scuffle at a Des Moines hotel involving a reserve police officer from Waterloo and a woman.

Authorities say Steven Swanson told police was at the hotel early Saturday to meet a woman he met through Craigslist, a classified ads Web site popular with prostitutes.

A manager called police after Swanson and the woman fought in a hallway. A police report says Swanson tried to wrestle away the woman's cell phone when he thought she was going to call her pimp.

The woman, whose name was blacked out in the report, told police she met Swanson at a strip club where she works and invited Swanson to the hotel "to hang out."

Police Sgt. Lori Lavorato said the woman denied being a prostitute.

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