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County police arrest ex-cop
Officer quits after being accused of Tasering Waffle House worker

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Gwinnett County police corporal who resigned Wednesday was arrested Thursday evening after an internal investigation.

Gary Miles Jr., a six-year veteran of the department, is facing one count of battery and one count of violating his oath of office after investigators said he Tasered a Waffle House employee without justification.

In a release, Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman said the incident occurred on Feb. 16 at a Loganville Waffle House at 2725 Loganville Highway.

"The victim, who was an employee at the location, reported that an on-duty police officer came into the restaurant to eat and, without provocation, (Tasered the employee)," Spellman said.

The department's Professional Standards Unit, or Internal Affairs, began a criminal investigation on June 9 that identified Miles as the assailant.

Spellman said Miles surrendered to investigators at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday without incident. Jail records show he was released about three hours later on surety bonds totaling $8,100.

The investigation is ongoing, Spellman said.