Body-Slamming Deputy Ben Fields Has Been Fired

Assault At Spring Valley High Student Slammed To Floor And Dragged By Cop [VIDEOThe South Carolina police officer who body-slammed a high-school girl reportedly after she refused to leave a classroom will be fired, sources tell NBC News. The incident involving Officer Ben Fields was caught on camera. The girl’s attorney says she suffered multiple injuries to her neck and back, and her arm is currently in a cast. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, who told reporters Thursday that there’s a third video showing the girl hitting Fields β€œwith her fists,” announced the news during a noon press conference.
While Lott once again said the student “started the whole thing,” he stated that Fields has been terminated from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department because the internal investigation determined that the maneuvers used on the girl were a flagrant violation of the department’s policy.