Liberals are outraged this week over a 15 second clip that appears to show a police officer beating a 15 year-old girl in a classroom.
Despite the fact that it has already been revealed that the clip was taken out of context, new reports say the South Carolina police officer involved will be fired.
According to Raw Story, the dismissal of Officer Ben Fields is to be announced during a noon press conference in which Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott will reveal the results of his department’s investigation into Monday’s incident.
Fields, 34, was suspended without pay hours after he was filmed slamming a 16 year-old girl to the ground in a classroom. Lott has tried to defend his officer, saying that the girl punched him first and that she was not hurt in the incident.
The girl’s lawyer, however, claims she suffered serious injuries after being “brutally attacked.”
“She now has a cast on her arm, she has neck and back injuries,” lawyer Todd Rutherford told ABC’s Good Morning America. “She has a Band-Aid on her forehead where she suffered rug burn.”
Lonnie Randolph, president of the South Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, has called for criminal charges to be filed against Fields. Lott, however, disagrees.
“This is not something that should drag out,” Lott told reporters, adding that there is a “third video” that clears Fields of any wrongdoing.
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