Hastings Police Officer Accused of Assaulting Wife

HASTINGS — A Hastings Police officer has been arrested following a report of domestic violence Monday night.

Cody Bland, 26, is accused of assaulting his wife and is facing a charge of third-degree domestic assault, according to police.

Chief Pete Kortum said that Bland was taken to the county jail in Hastings but moved to the Buffalo County Jail.

Kortum said that an independent investigation will be conducted and sent to a special prosecutor in Kearney County.

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