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Sheriff: Video shows Upstate deputy kicking finger-biting suspect

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ANDERSON, SC (WYFF) -

An Upstate deputy is out of a job after investigators identified him in a video in which they say he is seen kicking a suspect in the head.

Authorities say the incident happened after the suspect, Brian Gilbert, bit off the finger of another Anderson County deputy. According to the sheriff's office, it was all caught on a cell phone camera by a bar patron.

The woman who shot the video said she doesn't know the suspect, but saw the man being led out by several people and decided to follow them to make sure he was okay.

The video was shot just moments after police say Gilbert bit off the deputy's finger at Johnny Angell's bar in Anderson.

The video shows Gilbert lying on the ground. About 50 seconds into the video, one of the men surrounding him is seen kicking Gilbert in the head.

The man who kicked Gilbert was later identified by the Anderson County sheriff as one of his recent graduates of the criminal justice academy. The deputy, whose name isn't being released, has been terminated. 

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