HINDT PROBATION: Former Officer Sentenced To Probation

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A Fort Dodge police officer was sentenced to probation Wednesday.

Former officer, 46-year-old Galen Hindt was sentenced Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to extortion.

A woman says Hindt threatened to arrest her for drinking and driving unless she went home with him.  She claims he then assaulted her.

In exchange for a guilty plea for the extortion charges, prosecutors dropped a sex abuse charge against Hindt.

He will serve three years of probation.