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Second student arrested for filming classroom takedown describes officer’s reputation: “He’s known as Officer Slam around our school”

Thanks for blogging this. Actually, I’m surprised that he was fired rather than placed on paid vacation “pending investigation.”

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Second student arrested for filming classroom takedown describes officer's reputation: (Credit: MSNBC)

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Body-slamming Officer Ben Fields has been fired, but cops won’t drop charges against student who filmed his attack

Officer Ben Fields, the South Carolina deputy who slammed and then threw a female high school student across a classroom this week, has been fired after video of his physical assault went viral. While the young girl recovers from injuries she sustained from the attack, according to her lawyer, officials have refused to drop criminal charges of disrupting a classroom against her and now one of the few students who protested against her violent arrest is speaking out about the fired deputy’s longstanding reputation at Spring Valley High.

Fields arrested two female high school students on Monday for disrupting the classroom. Niya Kenny was charged with disturbing school for filming the incident, and arrested in front of her class by Fields. She was later released from custody after posting $1,000 bail.

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