posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 06:23 AM
Richland County Sheriff's Office is in the spotlight again, after suspending an officer for a violent arrest at a local high school.
This one is pretty interesting to see it develop. As soon as the video surfaced, the deputy was suspended. This is the same department that has
recently made the news for having a deputy driving on a suspended license, another making a very public and bad arrest, etc.
The student in question wouldn't put her phone down in class. The teacher called the officer, who came to the classroom. The girl then proceeded to
"keep it real" with the officer until he tried to physically stand her up. At that point she tried to strike him, and he flipped her desk over. For me
there's a lot of angles to this. The teacher doesn't appear to have made much effort to deal with it. And calling the school resource officer to
arrest somebody for texting? Come on, why is that policy?
The deputy is in an unenviable position. He's supposed to take her in to custody and she hasn't suddenly become cooperative, which would allow him to
walk away from it all. Passively resisting him while folded up in in a chair and desk. Not to excuse the dragging her across the room, but that's not
a piece of cake to get somebody out of those chairs gracefully.
Finally, when this story first surfaced there was video shot from a more lateral angle. That video showed the girl striking and trying to strike the
deputy when he tried to pull her up. Now there's a second video that doesn't show the girl trying to strike the deputy, but shows him flipping her and
her desk over rather more clearly. Curious to me that MSM has switched videos. Can't imagine why they would do that.
And now we learn that Jesse Jackson has already weighed in on things, calling for termination and charged. The sheriff has invited the FBI to conduct
an investigation into the incident.
Anyway, hadn't seen this on here. I don't envy the deputy. That's a ridiculous policy to call for arrest because of texting. I think the deputy lost
his cool after getting some attitude and a hand or two thrown his way, but at the same time it's not easy to forcibly remove somebody from one of
edit on 28-10-2015 by Shamrock6 because: Typos fixed