Spring Valley High School’s resource officer Ben Field, 34, has been placed on administrative duties and barred by Richland School District Two from working in any of its 40 schools during the investigation, after being captured on film using excessive force to arrest a black female senior for “disturbing school.”
According to Tony Robinson Jr.–a student who recorded the incident, “Fields was called to the classroom after a student had her cell phone out and refused to hand it over to the teacher. When the teen refused Fields’ request to move from her seat, things quickly turned physical.”
In the video, Fields in seen gripping the student’s head with his arm, flipping her backwards while she’s still sitting in the desk, dragging her from the desk, and then throwing her helpless body across the floor. However, history shows that this type of aggressive behavior isn’t new to Fields.
Currently, there is a lawsuit pending against him for “recklessly targets African-American students with allegations of gang membership and criminal gang activity.” In 2007, Fields was sued for allegedly violating the civil rights of two minorities by slamming the male “to the ground, cuffed him, began kicking him, and chemically maced him until his clothing was drenched and the contents of the can of mace was depleted.”
Appalled and frightened by the situation, some students took to twitter:
Watch the video and you be the judge:
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