Ben Fields

ICYMI: No Charges for #AssaultAtSpringValley Cop

Solicitor Dan Johnson: “While I do not believe that the actions of Benjamin Fields in this incident rise to the level of criminal conduct, the manner in which he performed his duties on Oct. 26, 2015, is of great concern to me not only as a prosecutor, but also as a citizen of this community.”

No. The Victim of the #AssaultAtSpringValley is Not an 'Orphan'

Over the past couple of days, news and social media have reported that the black girl that now-fired Spring Valley High School resource officer Ben Fields attacked on Monday had just lost her mother and grandmother. Her attorney says that’s 100 percent false.

#AssaultAtSpringValley Officer Fired

Sheriff Leon Lott: “He should not have thrown that student.”

What You Need to Know About the #AssaultAtSpringValley Sheriff's Press Conference

From Sheriff Lott’s claim that Fields has “been dating an African-American female for quite some time now” to his condemnation of the state’s “disturbing schools” law, here are the key takeaways from his press conference.

Justice Department, FBI Are Now Investigating #AssaultAtSpringValley

The FBI and Justice Department will investigate whether Richland County, South Carolina, police officer Ben Fields violated a student’s civil rights when he violently arrested her in her classroom.

Sheriff Asks FBI and Justice Department to Investigate #AssaultAtSpringValley

A white police officer was caught on tape assaulting (yet another) black teenage girl, this time in a South Carolina classroom. What’s next?