Cop SLAMS Girl To The Floor IN HER DESK, Drags Her Across Room [VIDEO]

A video clip surfaced on YouTube on Monday showing a public school district police officer attempting to arrest a non-compliant student by violently forcing her from her chair at a high school in Columbia, S.C.

The incident occurred in a classroom at Spring Valley High School.

In the video, the officer approaches the female student at her desk. He grabs her and tries to remove her, which fails and sends the student and the desk tumbling backwards.

Once the girl is on the floor, the officer proceeds to slam the girl forward and then drag her along the floor to the front of the room. He then can be heard telling her to put her hands behind her back.

In a news conference, a spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Curtis Wilson, identified the deputy in the video as Ben Fields, one of two school resource officers assigned to Spring Valley. Fields had been placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation, Wilson said, adding that the officer was declining interview requests.

Fields, who is white, is named as a defendant in a 2013 federal lawsuit that claims he “unfairly and recklessly targets African-American students with allegations of gang membership and criminal gang activity.”

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott did not attend the news conference — he was out of town, Wilson said — but Lott had watched the video and was “disturbed.”

Lott “has questions like everybody else,” Wilson told reporters. “He wants answers to those questions.”

Wilson confirmed that Lott placed to a call Monday to Dave Thomas, the Special Agent in charge of the FBI for South Carolina, to request an independent investigation of the incident. Lott followed up Tuesday morning with a formal written request to Thomas and U.S. Attorney William Nettles.

Watch the video below

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