ROSSFORD, Ohio (WTVG) - The Toledo Police department has placed union president Dan Wagner on restricted duty as he faces a domestic violence charge.
Officer Wagner is charged with misdemeanor domestic violence after an incident Sunday in Rossford.
Wagner pleaded not guilty to the charge. The judge ordered Wagner not to have contact with the alleged victim. Wagner must also surrender his weapons to Rossford police.
Rossford police chief says the victim is Wagner's 19-year-old son.
Toledo Police says Wagner will remain on payroll but will have no police powers pending the Wood County criminal case.
Wagner is due back in court on March 19 at 9:45am.
The Toledo Police Patrolman Association released a statement:
"The TPPA recognizes that this event is of a personal nature that occurred outside the scope of Mr. Wagner's employment. The TPPA will continue its normal day to day operations and is confident in its ability to perform its duties to represent the members of the TPPA."
Statement from Toledo Police Chief George Kral:
“The Toledo Police Department is comprised of over six hundred sworn officers” said Toledo Police Chief George Kral. “The vast majority of my officers conduct themselves in a manner that brings credit to themselves and the city they serve. I am proud of my officers for their professionalism and hard work day in and day out. I ask the citizens of Toledo to trust our system of due process and know that when officers fall short, they will be held accountable.”