A video of a cop manhandling a high school student in a classroom in South Carolina quickly went viral today. The cop, who has been identified as Deputy Ben Fields, was recorded while flipping over a black female student in a classroom.
The student is shown sitting in a chair while the deputy flips her chair over and then arrests her while no one in the classroom attempts to stop him.
The FBI announced in a statement today that the Sheriff’s deputy officer will be investigated for civil rights violations. Deputy Ben Fields claims that the incident occured when the student, who was reported by her teacher for unruly behavior refused to leave the classroom.
Ben Fields was sued in 2013 by a student who alleged that he had used excessive force.