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Police officer fired after domestic violence arrest

December 13, 2018

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A police officer in South Carolina has been fired after he was arrested and charged with domestic violence.

Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Director Mike Adams said he fired 43-year-old Eric Boneparte as soon as he saw the details of Saturday’s arrest.

A police report obtained by The Times and Democrat newspaper said Orangeburg County deputies charged Boneparte after he punched a woman.

State Criminal Justice Academy documents detailing Boneparte’s firing say he drove away after punching the woman in a police car even though he was intoxicated.

Boneparte worked as a school resource officer. It wasn’t known if he has a lawyer.

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Information from: The Times & Democrat, http://www.timesanddemocrat.com

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