Investigation launched into North Port police officers

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NORTH PORT, Fla. - An undisclosed number of North Port Police officers are the subject of an administrative investigation, according to a statement released Monday.

The identity of the officers and their allegations are not being released by the department, just that the investigation is looking into the conduct of some of its officers.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation.

"The Department will take the necessary steps to investigate any allegations made against its members to ensure we maintain the public trust. The North Port Police Department holds its officers to the highest standards and will investigate any allegations of misconduct," says the statement.

According to our coverage partners at the North Port Sun, the investigation centers around an incident that occurred over the weekend and may have involved at least two long-time police officers, one on-duty and the other off-duty, handcuffs, and an alleged victim.

No further comment will be made by police until the investigation is complete.

ABC 7 will continue to follow this story as more details are made available.