The South Carolina officer Ben fields came under major scrutiny after a video went viral of his handling of a young female high school student during a classroom session. If you haven’t seen the video check it out HERE!! Now, the latest news is that Officer Ben fields has been FIRED!!! Check out the details HERE!!
“Deputy Ben Fields did wrong Monday,” [Richland County Sheriff Leon]Lott said, adding that Fields had been terminated from the department roughly 20 minutes before the noon press announcement. The department’s investigation into Fields’ conduct was complete in just 48 hours.
But even as he announced Fields’ firing, Lott appeared to defend the deputy’s actions and shift at least some of the blame for the encounter to the student, whom he described as “very disruptive and very disrespectful.”
“We must not lose sight that the whole incident was started by this student,” he said.