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Sheriff disciplines 5 Cumberland County deputies after Fayetteville Trump rally

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Video shot by another protester. (Courtesy: WTVD)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Five Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies have been disciplined in connection with Donald Trump’s Fayetteville rally earlier this month.

Rakeem Jones was part of a group escorted out by deputies at the Trump rally on March 9. As Jones walked up the stairs, a man was clearly seen from several camera angles punching Jones in the face.

According to Cumberland County Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler, three deputies were demoted in rank. These deputies were also suspended for five days each without pay for “unsatisfactory performance” and “failure to discharge their duties.”

Two other deputies were suspended for three days without pay for the same reasons.

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