Police officer fired after domestic violence arrest
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.