SC police officers disciplined over use of force after video surfaces


NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (AP) — A South Carolina police department says an officer will be disciplined after being seen on video forcing a handcuffed black man into a wall at a hotel.

News outlets report North Charleston police said Wednesday that the officer who was detaining 21-year-old Joshua Lewis earlier this month did not act in accordance with department policy.

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Two other officers will also be disciplined. None of the officers were identified.

Video of Lewis being detained sparked outrage and led activists to demand a racial bias audit of the police department.

The police chief had said the department was conducting its own investigation.