Richland Co. Deputy Investigated For 'Excessive Force' Complaint


UPDATED: Wednesday August 21, 2013 4:58 PM

A Richland County deputy has been put on leave during an investigation into alleged use of excessive force.

Deputy Jeff Frazier was placed on paid administrative leave, according to the sheriff.

The personnel complaint alleges that Frazier used excessive force on Aug.18.

No other information about the investigation was released.

Just last month, the Mansfield News Journal reported that Frazier was honored for saving a life by performing CPR on a motorist who was not breathing and had collapsed on the road.

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