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Waterloo officers make pleas in unrelated cases


WATERLOO (KWWL) - One Waterloo police officer who has left the force and a second who remains on leave have both entered pleas to reduced charges in unrelated incidents.  Former officer Michael Charles Dobson, who resigned in late December, had been scheduled to go to trial this week for a May domestic dispute. Instead, Dobson entered an Alford plea -- not admitting guilt but agreeing he would likely be convicted if the matter went to trial -- to a charge of first-degree harassment and one of simple assault.  The harassment charge will be removed from his criminal history if he completes a year of probation.

Another officer, Randall Hammitt, remains on unpaid leave after a drunken driving charge was reduced to reckless driving. Hammitt pleaded guilty to the lesser charge and was given 10 days in jail suspended to a $400 fine.

Online Anchor/ReporterBob Waters

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