Ben Fields

Resource officers are commonly trained by police, with each department setting their own standards of force towards students.

In the wake of viral footage capturing the violent arrest of a Black teenage student by a school resource officer, a debate between those outraged by the now-fired Deputy Ben Fields’ actions and those who defended him has emerged. It’s a familiar, sinister one that continues to haunt Black women and girls wherever they go. […]

During the conference, Lott repeatedly failed to answer basic questions specifying what the student had done to warrant being disciplined in the first place.

The incident at Spring Valley Student High School in Columbia, S.C. has become one of the most polarizing topics in the nation. While the general consensus…

Based on a viral video of Deputy Officer Ben Fields assaulting a Black female high school student, a local sheriff has requested that the SC FBI and the US Justice department intervene for an independent investigation.