| COLUMBIA, SC -- A drunken sheriff's deputy was recorded during a
strange and inappropriate altercation when he tried to arrest a female
soldier at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Columbia.
On October 7th, 23-year-old Brittany Ball, a USMC member out of Fort
Jackson, was allegedly upset at the restaurant when approached by
Richland County Deputy Paul Allen Derrick. She apparently turned down
his advances and the two began to argue.
Derrick, a 17 year veteran, left the restaurant to go retrieve handcuffs
and his gun from his vehicle, then returning to try and arrest Ball. He
was recorded screaming at her and barking orders as he twisted her arms
behind her back.
Columbia police arrived and saw the video and ordered Derrick release
Ball, then took Derrick into custody and charged him with assault and
Sheriff Leon Lott initially backed Derrick, saying that he had authority
to make an arrest, suggesting that Ball was "resisting".
After a week of pressure and reasoning, Sheriff Lott placed Derrick on
leave without pay.|
Imagine what would have happened to her if no one was around to witness this. That man would have dragged her to his home and sodomized her.
Now they arrest you for rejecting their advances!