The Richland County Sheriff’s Office conducted a thorough criminal investigation of allegations that a Richland County Deputy assaulted a Mansfield resident during the course of assisting a fellow resident in a domestic dispute on August 18, 2013.  The entire criminal file was turned over to the Mansfield City Law Director’s Office last week for a comprehensive review and determination as to whether the evidence supported the filing of criminal charges.

 The Mansfield City Law Director’s Office determined that criminal charges were not warranted. The criminal investigation has been concluded and the criminal case is now closed. The administrative investigation has not yet been concluded. According to Maj. Dale Fortney, Deputy Frazier remains on paid administrative leave at this time.