South Carolina Deputy Fired After Video Of Throwing Student To Ground

Ben Fields, the South Carolina police officer who was caught on video throwing a black high-school student onto the floor, was fired,the sheriff of the town said Wednesday. The officer has had a history of excessive force complaints, reports say. The student had refused to leave the classroom at a Columbia, S.C. high school for being disruptive prior to the officer being called in, reports say.

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