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Attorney: Ex-Iowa patrol leader wasn't late on child support

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An attorney for a former Iowa State Patrol commander says his client never missed a monthly child support payment and that his resignation isn't linked to a court action on the issue.

Lt. Kelly Hindman left his 28-year employment with the patrol Thursday, after being on administrative leave since Oct. 26. The Iowa Department of Public Safety hasn't explained the reason for Hindman's leave and resignation, saying it is a confidential personnel matter.

His departure came the same day The Associated Press inquired about a court action filed by the Child Support Recovery Unit to withhold Hindman's income from his paycheck to cover child support obligations. That order was terminated in October after the 7-year-old girl's mother signed an "affidavit of partial satisfaction" saying that Hindman had paid her directly nearly $48,000 in support.

Hindman's attorney, Stephen Kersten, said Saturday he has "no idea" why the court action was initiated because Hindman hadn't missed any payments.

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