Editor’s Note: The number of people arguing that a teenage girl “resisting arrest” because she won’t get up from her desk automatically justifies this behavior on behalf of police is kinda horrifying.
No one’s life was in imminent danger from a teen girl refusing to leave her desk that this violent response was required.
The following video was just sent to us by students at Spring Valley High School in South Carolina. Those students witnessed a Richland County sheriff’s deputy violently attacking a young female student.
School officials have told us that the incident happened on Monday. But that was about all they would relay.
Sheriff Leon Lott, has seen the video and defended the school resource officer, saying he “was acting in response to a student who was refusing to leave class.”
Apparently that means using unbridled violence against an unarmed, unaggressive, non-violent student is perfectly acceptable.
“The student was told she was under arrest for disturbing school and given instructions which she again refused,” Lott claimed. “The video then shows the student resisting and being arrested by the SRO.”
In the video we see the officer approach a girl sitting at a desk in a classroom.
The officer then grabs the girl’s arm, while wrapping his other arm around her neck. He then seems to slam her in the desk to the ground, then grab her again, and slam her to the right.
The officer grabs the girl’s arm while putting his own arm around the student’s neck.
Watch the video below…
What can you do? The officer in question is Sr. Deputy Ben Fields. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Also contact the Sheriff’s department at email@example.com and call them at (803) 576-3000 to voice your outrage at the brutality of Officer Ben Fields against this non-aggressive female student.
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