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Deputy fired for excessive force on teen can appeal termination

Updated: 08/13/2013 - The Richmond County Sheriff shed some light on what cost former Deputy Brian McDuffie his job. Officer McDuffie was fired Monday for using excessive force on 15 year old Kyvan Martin when responding to call. Martin claims the officer beat him and didn't call for an ambulance until his mother arrived on the scene. News12 tells you why Sheriff Roundtree says whether a flashlight was metal or plastic--- doesn't matter.

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Deputy fired over alleged teen beating says he did no wrong

Updated: 08/13/2013 - The wife of the Richmond County Deputy Fired Monday says there are two sides to every story and she wants you to hear her husband's. On August 3rd deputies responded to a call of a possible burglary at the Pine Place Subdivision. Deputies thought 15 year old Kyvan James could be a suspect. Turns out -- no crime was committed -- but the teen ran from deputies -- and ended up in the hospital after being beaten with a flash-light. Monday the Richmond County Sheriff's Office fired 33-year-old Brian McDuffie for excessive force. His wife is speaking out -- and she's talking only to News12.

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Officers work to keep gangs out of your schools

Posted: 08/09/2013 - As Richmond County students prepare to head back to school on Monday, some parents are worried recent violence could spill into the classrooms. Richmond County's school safety chief says they've been working for a while to keep gangs out of the schools.

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Accused fishing pole thief may have stolen from across Southeast

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Updated: 08/08/2013 - We're learning more about an accused serial thief who's now behind bars. New evidence suggests his alleged crime spree may have spread across the Southeast. Meanwhile, deputies are returning the stolen stuff, including thousands of dollars worth of fishing poles.

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Bicycle shop, community helps repair wheelchairs

Updated: 08/09/2013 - Thanks to a local bike shop, and the community, the spirit of Augusta's wheelchair basketball team is strong. Outspokin' Bicycles is donating their time and tire tools to help get the Bulldogs' wheels back in working order for basketball season. As News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, the chain of giving has come full circle.

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Teen: Deputy wanted me to keep running so he could shoot

Updated: 08/07/2013 - The 15-year-old whose mother says he was beaten by Richmond County deputies is now facing charges. Kyvan James and his mother told News 12 that beating put him in the hospital. He says he was the victim of a crime, but News 12 has learned he's accused of one.

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