The South Carolina school resource officer who hurled a student to the ground and dragged her across her classroom on Monday has been sued twice before and was fired this week.
In 2007, a motorist accused Richland County Deputy Ben Fields of using excessive force when he was a rookie cop in Columbia, South Carolina. In a second case, expected to go to trial in January, Fields is one of 10 defendants answering a student’s charge that he was wrongly expelled from the same high school where Monday’s altercation took place.
Video shows the white officer flipping the black student’s desk as he pulls her up from her seat.
The teen recently lost her mother and is living in a foster home. The teen’s foster mother said the girl was “devastated and emotionally traumatized by all that has happened to her,”
The fact is that what this officer did was extremely dangerous, the girl could have very easily hit her head on the floor, cracked her skull, broke her neck or suffered a concussion as a result of this Officer’s actions. She could have died.
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