FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo police officer who was arrested after an argument with his girlfriend at his home in Moorhead, Minnesota, in June has resigned.

KFGO-AM reports that Jeremiah Ferris left the force after a meeting Friday with Police Chief Dave Todd.

Online court records show the 35-year-old Ferris pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in Clay County District Court in Minnesota in late August, while misdemeanor domestic assault charges were dismissed. He was ordered to complete a chemical use assessment and follow the resulting recommendations.

Todd says Ferris was allowed to purchase his K9 partner for a nominal fee. He says it was best for the dog and for Ferris, who had been with the department for eight years.

Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com

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