Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has fired Senior Deputy Ben Fields over the white deputy's violent arrest of a black student at a South Carolina high school, which was filmed by several students. Lott said Fields broke department policy in the arrest.
"It's not what I expect from my deputies, and it's not what I tolerate from my deputies," Lott said.
The sheriff said he's glad students documented the arrest with videos, which he said were helpful in reviewing the case.
We've updated our earlier post with the news.