Accused North Port cop resigns from force

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NORTH PORT, Fla. -- A North Port police officer who has been charged with being a principal to sexual battery has resigned her position.

According to North Port Police, Melanie Turner will not return to the force.  Turner had been on administrative leave since early March.

She's at the center of an investigation stemming from an incident at a party.  The hostess claims Turner and officer Ricky Urbina handcuffed and assaulted her.

That investigation is ongoing.