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Female detention officer in S.C. beats suspect (VIDEO)

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Female prison guard beats suspect caught on tape (VIDEO)
Female detention officer beats suspect
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(CBS/WCSC) CHARLESTON, S.C. - Authorities at the Charleston County Sheriff's Office have released video of a detention officer repeatedly punching a female suspect in the face during a booking at the county jail last December.

According to CBS affiliate WCSC, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) charged 35-year-old Repeunzel Rivers, of Santee, with third-degree assault and battery and misconduct in office earlier this month.

The video shows Rivers repeatedly punching a female suspect in the face while she was being booked at the jail on Dec. 17, 2010.

Warrants state that the female victim suffered bruising to her left eye, temple area and collar bone. She also sustained facial cuts.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says Rivers has worked there as a detention officer since August 2003.

Rivers is currently on administrative leave without pay.

SLED is investigating the case at the request of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

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