New Ulm Police Chief Pleads Guilty in Domestic Abuse Case
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — The police chief of New Ulm has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct following a domestic assault investigation.
Myron Wieland entered the guilty plea Thursday in Brown County. He initially faced two counts of domestic assault and one count of disorderly conduct, but the domestic assault charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement.
Wieland was arrested in late August after his wife told police that Wieland threw her against a wall, grabbed her around the neck and threw her on a bed during an argument over money.
Wieland, a 28-year veteran of the New Ulm Police Department, will remain on paid administrative leave while the city seeks guidance from the Minnesota Police Officers Standards and Training Board about the police chief's license.
He must serve one year of probation and pay a $300 fine.