On Tuesday, a South Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy was placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced of him seemingly dragging a teenage girl out of her desk and body slamming her to the ground.
The original video can be seen below:
However, a second video from another angle has surfaced that many people are saying completely changes the story and justifies the officer’s actions.
In this new video, the female suspect can be seen kicking and actually punching the police officer as he attempts to stand her up. He then escalates his actions following the assault.
The girl in the video was asked to leave the school by a teacher and then by an administrator. After she refused to do so, the school resource officer, identified as Deputy Ben Fields, came to the classroom, and that’s apparently where the original video starts.
The situation leading up to the student being asked to leave is still in question. The student was ultimately arrested and charged with disturbing a school. She was released to her parent’s custody a short time later.
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— Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) October 27, 2015
Whether or not you believe this young lady deserved the outcome is your judgment, does watching it from another angle give you more clarity about what really happened?
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