Deputy Ben Fields

Deputy Ben Fields

Sheriff Leon Lott, Richland County Sheriff, announced in a press conference on October 28th, that the student resource officer involved in the #AssaultAtSpringValley, Ben Fields, has been terminated.

The teacher and African American administrator that were present told the Sheriff’s Department that they support the actions of Deputy Ben Fields.

Sheriff Lott expressed that the reason for his decision is based on the findings of their internal investigation, which confirmed that the method used to arrest the student was not in line with officer training.