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Raleigh police officer, accused of assault, resigns

Posted June 11, 2009 11:31 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh police officer accused of assaulting a man at his ex-wife's apartment earlier this year has resigned.

Senior Officer Andrew R. Caruana submitted his resignation, effective immediately, Thursday morning, following a Feb. 24 arrest on charges of assault, assault by pointing a gun and communicating threats.

Raleigh police said Caruana, 32, was off duty when, his ex-wife claimed, he showed up at her apartment, on Heather Meadow Lane in Raleigh, beat up her male friend and destroyed her bedroom during a fight.

Caruana, 32, joined the Raleigh Police Department June 4, 2000, and was most recently assigned to the department's Gang Suppression Unit.

He is expected to go to trial on the charges next week.