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Gwinnett County police officer resigns following assault arrest

An Auburn, Ga., police officer has resigned from the Gwinnett County Police Department after allegedly assaulting witnesses to a hit-and-run.

Ryan Head was arrested Sunday on charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct following a Saturday hit-and run, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Allegedly, Head was the passenger in the at-fault vehicle during a hit-and run Saturday between 10 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

Head's vehicle was pursued by witnesses, who called 911 before blocking Head's vehicle in a cul-de-sac.

“Witnesses reported that Head exited the vehicle, produced a handgun and tapped on the witness’ window with it,” a Gwinnett PD spokesperson told the Post. “There was no physical confrontation, no shots were fired, and the weapon was not pointed directly at any person.”

According to warrants filed by police, Head was unhappy when officers arrive, but not violent. “(Expletive) you,” Head allegedly told responding officers. “Don’t (expletive) with me. I’m a (expletive) cop.”

Head was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail after midnight Sunday and later released on $3,700 bond.

Per the county's "merit rules," Head was almost immediately served with a notice that his employment would be terminated. He resigned instead.

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