Feb 17, 8:31 AM EST

Man accused of domestic assault quits Clear Lake police job

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) -- A man accused of misdemeanor domestic assault has left the Clear Lake police force.

Clear Lake Police Chief Pete Roth said Thursday that 36-year-old Ryan Eskildsen resigned Feb. 10. Eskildsen had been a Clear Lake officer since 2002.

Eskildsen has pleaded not guilty and told the court he intends to claim self-defense at his trial, which is scheduled to begin March 28. Authorities have not released any details about the incident, which occurred Nov. 29 in Clear Lake.

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