Video: Deputy slams student’s head to ground

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff placed a deputy on restricted duty Friday after cellphone video showed the deputy banging the head of a pepper-sprayed teen against the ground. Deputy Christopher Krickovich was ordered to surrender his gun and badge until an investigation into Thursday’s fight is complete, said Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony. He took office in January after Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Scott Israel for his handling of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. “We will look at this as a fact-finding measure to make sure we hold folks accountable,” Tony said in a videotaped statement. Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen called for Krickovich to be fired and another deputy disciplined, saying on Twitter that their conduct was “outrageous & unacceptable.”

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