PLEA DEAL: Officer Admits To Lesser Charge

Officer Cody Grimes was cleared but the city still handed out a $75K settlement

Officer Cody Grimes was cleared but the city still handed out a $75K settlement

A Des Moines police officer accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend has accepted a plea deal.

Officer Cody Grimes was charged with domestic assault causing injury and his trial had been scheduled to begin Wednesday in Polk County. Online court records show Grimes has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Grimes pleaded guilty to 4th degree criminal mischief and was fined $1,000 in the case.

A protective order barring Grimes from contacting the alleged victim in the case has also been lifted.

Grimes has been on administrative leave from the Des Moines Police Department since December of 2013. An internal investigation by the department has not been completed yet.

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