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McKinney Texas Police officer pulls gun on unarmed black teens at pool party

McKinney Texas Police officer pulls gun on unarmed black teens at pool party


McKinney officer who pulled his gun on unarmed black teens at pool party resigns — but is it enough?

The white police officer who threw a black bikini-clad girl to the ground and pulled his gun on two others while responding to a disturbance at a pool party in McKinney, Texas — sparking outrage on social media and protests in the Dallas suburb — resigned on Tuesday. But some community members there say his resignation is not enough.

"We want this officer charged with assaulting a minor," Dominique Alexander, an activist who organized the protests, said at a press conference Wednesday. "We will not stop until he is charged."

The 41-year-old officer, Eric Casebolt, tendered his resignation three days after he was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into his actions, seen in a widely viewed YouTube video taken by one of the teens at the party.

"Our policies, our training, our practice, do not support his actions," McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley said Tuesday evening. "He came into the call out of control, and the video showed he was out of control."

Casebolt, a 10-year veteran of the department, was one of 12 officers who responded to Friday's disturbance call at the Craig Ranch North Community Pool, a private pool in an affluent part of the city.

"Eleven of them performed according to their training," Conley said. "They did an excellent job."

But Casebolt's aggression was "indefensible," the chief said.

Adrian Martin, one of the teens whom Casebolt pulled his gun on, was arrested on charges of interfering with the duties of a police officer and evading arrest. Those charges have been dismissed, police said.

It's unclear whether Casebolt will face charges in the wake of the pool party melee. The department's investigation into the incident is ongoing, Conley said.
Surprised no one posted anything about this latest Police incident in the U.S.
So, did they press charges?
(06-13-2015, 06:10 AM)ocre Wrote: So, did they press charges?

Not that I've seen yet. They may try and claim he is having mental issues.

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