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King County deputy fired for excessive force

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SEATTLE, Wash. - King County Sheriff Sue Rahr has fired a deputy who was seen on a video beating a teenage girl in a holding cell.

Schene was fired after striking the girl who had been arrested for investigation of auto theft

Sheriff's spokesman John Urquhart says Paul Schene was fired for excessive force and making false statements.

Schene met with the sheriff Sept. 9 and she decided to fire him for the department violations.

Schene also faces a fourth-degree assault charge in connection with the incident that took place Nov. 29 in a holding cell at SeaTac City Hall. He has pleaded not guilty.

Video of the incident shows the 15-year-old, who had been arrested for investigation of auto theft, kicking off her shoe at the deputy. He responds by knocking her into a wall and the floor and striking her.

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