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A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy attacked a young black female high school student Spring Valley High School in Columbia.
Watch the video and you will see a school resource officer asking a student to get out of her seat. He then stands over her desk and tells the student, “either you’re coming with me or I’ll make you.” within a split second this animal grabs her and flips her over, slamming her onto the cement floor.
Then he drags her out of her chair and throws her across the room, as students watch but looking frightened. The deputy then pins her down on her stomach as he puts her hands behind her back. He tells another student, “I’ll put you in jail next.”
The officer was identified as Ben Fields.
Our sources say that this officer has a history of roughing up students.
Fields is listed on the Richland County sheriff’s department’s website as a senior deputy assigned to Spring Valley High School. On his now-deleted Twitter page, he described himself as football coach for the school’s defensive line, and a strength coach.
The Richland County sheriff’s department said it’s aware of the situation and currently investigating the attack. So far he has not been suspended or reprimanded.
In 2007, this officer Ben Fields was sued by a couple after another rough arrest in 2005.
Fields emptied a can of pepper spray on Carlos Martin, who parked next to him, according to court documents. The two started arguing after Martin was allegedly playing loud music, court documents showed. Fields arrested him.
During that arrest, Martin’s wife, Tashiana, took photos of the arrest, but Fields had his partner take her phone. She said the deputies threw her against a car and arrested her as well.
The couple sued the officer for illegal seizure, false arrest, excessive force and battery. The sheriff’s deputy claimed Tashiana ran toward the two officers swinging her arms while attempting to kick an officer in the head, according to court records. She denied the officer’s allegations.
Carlos said deputy Fields had kneed him several times after slamming him on the ground. Court documents said he suffered from post traumatic stress disorder after the arrest.
Officer name: Sr Deputy Ben Fields Spring Valley HS #: (803)699-3500 Principal Temoney: firstname.lastname@example.org #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh