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Drinking cop in bar abuses authority, gets arrested

This police officer has been arrested for allegedly assaulting the woman in this video.

Wistv.com reported:

According to a Columbia Police Department incident report, Derrick approached a female soldier from Fort Jackson who appeared to be upset. The report states the 23-year-old 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.

Several people in the business recorded the incident on their cell phones as Derrick, according to the report, tried to handcuff the female soldier. Derrick overpowered the woman, handcuffed her, pulled her to her feet, and slammed her head into a metal table, the report states.

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