CAMDEN — A second South Carolina sheriff’s has been fired as officials investigate the beating of an inmate in a county jail.
Multiple media outlets reported that officials confirmed Wednesday the second Kershaw County deputy was fired last month.
Sheriff Steve McCaskill had fired deputy Oddie Tribble Jr. on Aug. 6, the day after the beating.
A videotape shows a second deputy nearby and he appears to twice push the inmate as he tried to avoid the blows.
It was unclear if the second deputy fired was the officer standing by in the attack. The officer’s name has not been released.
State Law Enforcement Division Director Reggie Lloyd says his agency and the FBI are reviewing the conduct of the officers.
One of inmate Charles Shelley’s leg was broken in the attack.
No charges have been filed.