Sheriff's deputy to be fired in South Carolina classroom altercation: MSNBC

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 28, 2015 10:19 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The white sheriff's deputy who was caught on video flipping a black high school student out of her classroom chair in Columbia, South Carolina, will be relieved of duty, MSNBC reported on Wednesday.

MSNBC, citing sources, said the firing of Ben Fields, a sheriff's deputy in Richland County, South Carolina, is expected to be announced during a noon news conference.

A spokesman for the Richland County sheriff's office declined to comment when asked about the report.

(Reporting by Timothy Ahmann; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)