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Posted: 7:44 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

Video: Scorned off-duty cop attempts arrest of female soldier at bar

By Joe Kelley

Columbia, S.C. —

A sheriff's deputy from South Carolina is fired after he was caught on video fighting with an off-duty female Army soldier. 

Deputy Allen Derrick was fired Tuesday from the Richland County Sheriff's Department after the video surfaced of the encounter. 

WIS-TV has the details

The veteran deputy, 49-year-old Paul Derrick, was placed on leave without pay after he was arrested following the October 7 incident at Buffalo Wild Wings on Devine Street.

According to a Columbia Police Department incident report, around 11 p.m. Derrick approached a female soldier from Fort Jackson who appeared to be upset. The report states 23-year-old Brittany Ball showed no interest in Derrick and the two started arguing.

Police say Derrick, who was not in uniform and was drinking alcohol, left the restaurant and returned with handcuffs he retrieved from his vehicle.

Derrick overpowered Ball, handcuffed her, pulled her to her feet, and slammed her head into a metal table, the report states. Ball, according to the report, was also drinking alcohol.

Cameraman: “I’m recording this for one reason. He’s an off-duty cop drinking alcohol. Right? I got this all on video.”

Off-camera Woman: “Stanley, they’re hurting her!”

Cop: “Who is hurting her?”

Off-camera Woman: “You’re hurting her!”

Cop to woman: “Stop! If you don’t stop, you need to leave. If you don’t leave right now... Manager, she needs to leave.”

Cameraman: “We got an off-duty cop out here drinking, trying to detain people.   F--- that, you need to call the real cops out here and detain him.”

When management later tried to intervene, as is customary with an unruly patron, Derrick ordered everyone to back away.

The Columbia Police Department eventually responded to the scene. But rather than backing up the deputy, the officers put him in handcuffs after reviewing the cellphone video shot by patron Steven Hughes. (The Blaze




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