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Dustin Hamell
Dustin Hamell

NEWTON, Iowa — A Newton police officer has been acquitted of domestic abuse.

Dustin Hamell was charged with domestic abuse in July for allegedly assaulting his then-fiance. She called police claiming Hamell slammed a door on her arm and pushed her.

A Jasper County Jury found Hamell not guilty Tuesday morning.

According to the Newton Daily News Hamell has been on paid leave and an internal investigation is being conducted into the claims.