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Gwinnett Co. GA. Police Officer indicted for Taser prank (Tasered a Waffle House Waitress)
AJC.com ^ | 05/06/2010 | AJC.com

Posted on 05/06/2010 3:40:39 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour

A former Gwinnett County police officer was indicted Wednesday for allegedly stunning a Waffle House employee with a Taser as a prank.

A grand jury indicted Cpl. Gary Miles on charges of aggravated assault and violation of oath of office. He resigned from the department last June. Miles is out of jail awaiting trial on $8,100 bond.

The waiter, Daniel Wilson, 23, told investigators that Miles was a frequent patron of the restaurant at 2725 Grayson Highway in Loganville. Wilson said he was chatting with two other Gwinnett County officers on Feb. 16, 2009, when Miles came up from behind and zapped him with the Taser. He said Miles and the other officers laughed as his knees buckled and he fell to the ground.

Miles told investigators that he only "spark tested" the Taser near the employee's back "just to scare him a little bit, " according to an internal investigation file. A lawsuit that Wilson filed against Gwinnett County and the three officers is still pending in State Court.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; jackbootedthugs; leo; lping; napl; police; prank; scumwithbadges

1 posted on 05/06/2010 3:40:40 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Stupid is that stupid does.


2 posted on 05/06/2010 3:43:03 PM PDT by SloopJohnB (OBAMA: Its hard to make a comeback when you have not been anywhere)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Article says it was a “waiter.” You may want to rethink your title.


3 posted on 05/06/2010 3:43:28 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

The only proper punishment.

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4 posted on 05/06/2010 3:45:00 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Since, depending on your health these things can kill, he should have been indited for attempted murder...


5 posted on 05/06/2010 3:45:55 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I was thrown for a bit of a loop on that waiter/waitress thing as well.

The male chauvinist in me would have been livid if this were pulled on a waitress. It was unacceptable enough to see it done to a waiter.

How’s that for a thanks for good service, perhaps even some free coffee and pastries?

Very poor judgment. The officer just wasn’t thinking.


6 posted on 05/06/2010 3:46:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

...and those Waffle House waitresses are hard to stun...drum roll please!


7 posted on 05/06/2010 3:47:46 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

8 posted on 05/06/2010 3:48:34 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (President Zero, walking in the footsteps of Hugo Chavez)
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To: bamahead

It flors me that people like this get hired by law enforcement in the first place.


9 posted on 05/06/2010 3:53:28 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
"spark tested"

Maybe could have been resolved with the "fist in face test." Of course, pigs operate on a self styled, shifting set of double standards so that could create its own slew of problems.


10 posted on 05/06/2010 3:54:01 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: I see my hands
This cop was in the wrong, but I still do not appreciate the use of the word "pigs' to describe law enforcement officers.

Are you from a 70's biker movie?

11 posted on 05/06/2010 4:16:00 PM PDT by t-dude
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To: Clintonfatigued

Not I. Having circumstantially been forced to interact with a representative or two of such agencies.


12 posted on 05/06/2010 4:16:18 PM PDT by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: t-dude
"I still do not appreciate the use of the word 'pigs' to describe law enforcement officers"

Same here, but it's appropriate.


13 posted on 05/06/2010 4:42:00 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: t-dude
"Are you from a 70's biker movie?"

No, you must be thinking of the motorcycles that were often called "hogs" back then, lol.


14 posted on 05/06/2010 5:03:57 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: I see my hands

How about, in this case;

.....STUPID SACK OF LARD


15 posted on 05/06/2010 5:18:01 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: SloopJohnB

Welcome to Gwinnett County, land of corrupt commissioners and a DA who won’t prosecute.


Stupid is that stupid does.


16 posted on 05/06/2010 5:23:55 PM PDT by Dacula (Critical thinking Conservative American who believes in our Constitution.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
"It flors me that people like this get hired by law enforcement in the first place."

Well at least his fellow officers didn't tolerate it. Oh wait. They laughed about it.

Baboons with badges.

17 posted on 05/06/2010 5:30:38 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; ...
It's becoming obvious it's all just a big joke to them, even when someone gets hurt.



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18 posted on 05/07/2010 10:56:52 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Waffle House employees are probably accustomed to getting tased, among other things.


19 posted on 05/07/2010 11:00:35 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Waffle House employees are probably accustomed to getting tased, among other things.

Even at Waffle House, I think that would constitute a hostile work environment.


20 posted on 05/07/2010 5:21:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Just another day in Oceania.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

So was it a Waiter or Waitress?


21 posted on 05/07/2010 5:30:47 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: I see my hands

Why don’t you stop the look at my posts. I’m special. Boxed replies


22 posted on 05/07/2010 5:34:06 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

I don’t think you can call Tasering someone “a prank”, especially if the offender is a cop. If one of us did it to one of them, they’d be screaming for us to get the chair. Hell, if one of us did it to one of their dogs.


23 posted on 05/07/2010 5:58:42 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: abb

Holy crap! That sounds worse than Tasering!


24 posted on 05/07/2010 6:00:40 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
...and those Waffle House waitresses are hard to stun...drum roll please!

What has six legs and three teeth...

25 posted on 05/07/2010 6:01:40 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Nothing good happens in the streets after midnight; and nothing good happens at a Wafflehouse, ever.


26 posted on 05/07/2010 6:04:55 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule; Lazamataz
and those Waffle House waitresses are hard to stun...

I wouldn't stun this one with Laz's unit:

(Disclaimer....this is probably photoshopped, because the waitress isn't sporting a sleeve tattoo.....)

27 posted on 05/07/2010 6:22:11 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Grizzled Bear
nothing good happens at a Wafflehouse, ever.

Are you against marriage?? Ain't nuffin like a Waffle House wedding.


28 posted on 05/07/2010 6:26:53 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: t-dude
but I still do not appreciate the use of the word "pigs' to describe law enforcement officers.

I have a few words to describe revenue collection enforcers, but my posts would be summarily deleted.
29 posted on 05/07/2010 7:51:03 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: al baby
Why don't you learn to write a sentence? Moron.

30 posted on 05/07/2010 8:35:28 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: I see my hands

Oh nice resort to name calling you


31 posted on 05/07/2010 9:15:36 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thank goodness that I don’t ever have to go within 500 miles of a Waffle House...I know how to make my own pecan cockroach-chip waffles.


32 posted on 05/07/2010 9:51:18 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: al baby
You seem like a nice person and I like you a lot. I hope we can be friends.

33 posted on 05/07/2010 10:08:19 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: I see my hands

LMAO


34 posted on 05/07/2010 11:02:34 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: al baby

Special is as special does.


35 posted on 05/08/2010 5:22:44 AM PDT by webstersII
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A waitress named Dan.


36 posted on 05/08/2010 5:24:40 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: bamahead

Some of these cops are in the wrong line of work. They should be writing for a network TV cop drama. They are very talented at creative writing.

Read a police report where a citizen was hurt.

The creativity in their writing is brilliant. They should be making millions.


37 posted on 05/08/2010 1:22:23 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Beware of the Socialist Government-Academia Grant Junkie-Rich "non-profit"-Liberal Media Complex)
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To: Allegra; pax_et_bonum

Maybe the cop heard about the singing waiter from Houston & was ticked that this guy wouldn’t sing.


38 posted on 05/08/2010 6:38:54 PM PDT by TheMom (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; KoRn; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
"Spark Testing" of Taser units is dirty work, and we in this country do not sufficiently reward the hardworking LEO's who take this onerous task upon themselves without extra compensation.

Police Corporal Miles (a distant relative of Jimmy Carter's?) had obviously not received the memo suggesting that Applebee's was the new venue for this procedure. Hooters had been tried, but those flesh-colored leg covers the waitresses wear are impervious to mild electric shocks.

This being Waffle House, syrup should have immediately been applied to the affected area.

39 posted on 05/14/2010 12:24:55 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama. He'll bring back States' Rights. In the meantime, this ain't gonna be pretty.)
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