Brison Chancez Strickland terminated after confrontation at Rosewood Apartment Homes

Bartow County Sheriff’s deputy arrested, fired after incident goes viral

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A Bartow County Sheriff’s deputy has been terminated after a video went viral on social media. 

In a press release, Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap announced that 28-year-old deputy Brison Chancez Strickland has been fired after he and his 25-year-old fiancé, Kristen Paige Smith, were arrested and charged with simple assault stemming from an incident that happened at the Rosewood Apartment Homes off Grassdale Road Saturday night.

A video uploaded on Aug. 11 apparently shows Strickland and Smith shouting profanity at a woman who knocked on their door and complained about noise emanating from the apartment.

During the confrontation, Smith shouted “we are the [expletive] police,” while Strickland repeatedly told the woman to “[expletive] off” and to “not knock on our [expletive] door.” The video also shows one of the parties apparently shoving the woman.

The press release from the Bartow County’s Sheriff’s Office indicates an investigation began Monday morning, with Strickland immediately suspended. He was terminated following a subsequent review by the BCSO Criminal Investigations Division and Internal Affairs Office.

Strickland has worked for the BCSO, on and off, for about seven years. 

According to BCSO records, Smith was also charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, while Strickland was additionally charged with maintaining a disorderly house, another misdemeanor.

Jail records indicate both Strickland and Smith were released from custody at the Bartow County Jail on Tuesday afternoon, each posting a $1,750 bond.