Former Richland Co. deputy charged with assault


Courtesy: RCSD

Richland Co., S.C. (WOLO)– A former Richland County deputy has been arrested for an assault that was caught on camera.
Investigators say Kyle Oliver faces a charge of third degree assault and battery for the incident.
Sheriff Leon Lott says the incident happened on January 7th between Oliver and a suspect who was in custody.

Lott says it was not discovered by staff until August 31st.
The sheriff says the incident shows a failure in the department’s system of checks and balances.

Prior to his arrest, Oliver served with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department for seven years.

As a result of the incident, the sheriff announced the creation of a new position within the internal affairs unit that will review body camera footage involving use-of-force incidents.

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