Spring Valley High SRO fired after throwing student during arrest

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced Wednesday afternoon that Master Deputy and School Recourse Officer Ben Fields is no longer employed with the department.

A new video angle of the controversial arrest at the Columbia high school appears to show the female student hitting the officer as Fields attempts to arrest her.

The video was posted to Instagram following the arrest at Spring Valley High School. If you are using the News13 mobile app, you can view the video here.

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The video offers a different perspective of the incident, and it, along with two other videos of the exchange, was used in the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s investigation into the conduct of the school resource officer.


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