The Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Allen Derrick has been fired after a video was put on YouTube showing him handcuffing a woman after an argument with her in a Columbia, South Carolina restaurant. The police report says that Derrick approached the woman but that 23-year-old Brittany Ball showed no interest in him. They then got into an argument. Things then went from bad to worst as the video below vividly demonstrates.
Ball is in the military.
Derrick was not in uniform and was drinking alcohol. During the argument, he left the restaurant and bar and retrieved handcuffs from his vehicle. He then overpowered Ball and slammed her into a table.
Paul Allen Derrick, 49, would later be charged with assault. Several times in the video Derrick yells “soldier standup” at Ball and he also makes reference to being a former Marine.
Kudos: Michael Blott