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Video: South Carolina SRO Fired Over Classroom Force Incident

October 28, 2015  | 

VIDEO: South Carolina SRO Fired Over Classroom Force Incident

Richland County, SC, Sheriff Leon Lott said on Wednesday he has fired a school resource for his actions inside a Spring Valley High School classroom on Monday, which the sheriff says did not comply with policy,

The sheriff's department conducted a swift internal affairs investigation after  videos surfaced that showed Dep. Ben Fields using force on a female student in a math class on Monday afternoon, WIS TV reports.

"The maneuver that he [Fields] used was not based on the training and was not acceptable," Lott said when revealing the findings of the investigation 48 hours after the incident occurred. "Deputy Ben Fields did wrong this past Monday, and we're taking action for that."

Lott also made a point to say the student should also be held accountable for her actions. "The student was not allowing the teacher to teach and not allowing the students to learn," Lott said. "This incident started with a big, disruptive student in a class ... she started this whole incident with her actions."

The sheriff has also asked the FBI to investigate the incident.


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John @ 10/29/2015 5:57 PM

The officer did everything right . Not using mace, or tazer. A physical arrest with any resistance is not sterile, that is the nature of the beast. So the POS coward sheriff, Leon Lott, throws the deputy under the bus, there is the story for todays officers doing everything right and being hung out to dry without a job.

Wayne @ 11/7/2015 2:38 PM

Richland County, SC, Sheriff Leon Lott, should resign over this debacle. I have been a LEO for over 35 years and I have never seen an investigation of an officer supposed misconduct completed within 48 hours. There is no way all the parties involved in this incident were interviewed, there interviews reviewed, complied into a report and given to the Lott for his decision to be render within that time frame. Lott said the Deputy was not fired for the use of force but that he failed to follow the Use of Force policy and training. My question to him is this; Dose your department have a policy or training on how and officer should handle this specific situation? I would say you did not. This decision was based on the political climate in this country and anti-police society we live. I do not know Lott’s back ground or his training, was he an elected or appointed this job. Let’s us hope the Deputy who was fired files a Law suit against the School District, Richland County and Sheriff Lott

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