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Two more officers resign over Tasering incident

LAWRENCEVILLE - In the wake of a Tasering incident that led to the arrest of a former Gwinnett County police officer, two more officers resigned Friday.

Investigators with the Office of Professional Standards, or Internal Affairs, said Joey T. Parkerson, 39, and Christopher T. Parry, 41, both sergeants assigned to the South Precinct, were at a Loganville Waffle House on Feb. 16 when fellow officer, Cpl. Gary Miles, Tasered a restaurant employee without reason. Miles was on duty at the time and had stopped in to eat, reports said.

Gwinnett County police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman said an administrative investigation was launched on June 9 after investigators received information concerning possible misconduct by an officer.

Miles resigned Wednesday, a day before being arrested on charges of battery and violating his oath of office. All three officers resigned in lieu of termination, Spellman said.

Criminal charges are not expected to be filed on Parkerson or Parry, police said, but the administrative investigation remains active.

"The investigator still has some loose ends to wrap up on the investigation," Spellman said. "Their resignation does not end the investigation."

Parkerson had been with the department for 13 years and Parry 14.