No U.S. charges for South Carolina ex-deputy seen throwing student

The department said that while it looked at whether former school resource officer Benjamin Fields used unreasonable force, there was no evidence to indicate that he willfully deprived the student of her civil rights. The video of the arrest by the white officer of the black student in October 2015 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia raised questions of possible racial bias and reignited concerns that the proliferation of police in U.S. schools could criminalize behavior once handled more quietly by school officials. “This decision is limited strictly to an application of the high legal standard required to prosecute the case under the federal civil rights statute,” the department said in a statement.

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