AIKEN, S.C. - A former Aiken Department of Public Safety officer has been charged with third degree assault and battery by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

According to the arrest warrant,  Ashton Posey unlawfully hit a suspect in the head roughly 3 times after a police chase on October 2nd. 

SLED reviewed body camera video of the incident to determine the former officer should be charged. 

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