A Harnett County, North Carolina deputy is in hiding after a video posted on Facebook showing him slamming a teenage girl to the ground went viral.
The State Bureau of Investigation revealed the deputy’s name Thursday as Brian Patrick Byrd.
Byrd was suspended after cell phone video was posted on social media showing him apparently tackling a teenage girl after a call about a concealed weapon.
The SBI was called in at the request of Sheriff Wayne Coats and District Attorney Vernon Stewart.
Byrd and another deputy were looking for trouble when they responded to the 300
Two teenage girls were using their cellphones to video the arrest of 17-year-old Tyrese
It looked as though the girl that was slammed was recording Byrd’s face when he approached her and as a result, he slammed her.
WATCH THE VIRAL VIDEO BELOW: