THE ISLAND PACKET (HILTON HEAD, SC), 25 OCTOBER 2016, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:
Former Richland County deputy Ben Fields is keeping a low profile as state and local officials work on new rules for in-school law enforcement officers a year after he flipped an unruly Spring Valley High student in her chair and dragged her across the room.
“He’s doing his best to move forward,” said Scott Hayes, Fields’ lawyer.
Although 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson determined last month that no criminal charges would be brought against Fields, the U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing the case for possible federal civil rights violations but has made no decision yet.