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Haines City police officer resigns after Facebook posts

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HAINES CITY, FL (WFLA) -

A Haines City police officer under an internal investigation has resigned.

Amelia Inoa, an officer with Haines City since 2012, submitted her resignation Wednesday night.

The resignation came a few hours after News Channel 8 aired a story exposing some of Inoa's posts on her personal Facebook page. The posts ranged from jokes about calls on which she was dispatched to racial jabs.

On Thursday, police Captain Brian McNulty said the internal affairs investigation will continue regardless of Inoa's resignation.

"We have a responsibility to the members of this police department and the members of Haines City that we serve on a daily basis to make sure this investigation is completed," McNulty said.

In Inoa's resignation letter, she stated, "I cannot continue to work for an agency where I am being retaliated against in regards to the complaint I filed on 4/18/2014."

McNulty confirmed there was a recent investigation after allegations of harassment. Because of the investigation, one person was demoted and two received letters of reprimand.

McNulty said Inoa was the one who made the allegations.

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