Gainesville police officer resigns following aggravated assault charges

A Gainesville police who pleaded no contest to aggravated assault charges resigned following the investigation into the charges.

Patrick Hopkins was accused of aggravated assault on a woman last December, police say he knew the woman through the police department.

He pleaded no contest to the charges following the investigation, Gainesville police recommended he be fired, but he resigned in lieu of being fired back in September.