The pool party incident in McKinney, Texas where a group of Black teenagers was confronted by policemen, one of which drew on them, has already claimed that officer’s job. Officer Eric Casebolt has resigned from the McKinney police force.
Fox4 News reports:
McKinney Police Corporal Eric Casebolt has resigned after video showed him pushing a 15-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground and pointing his firearm at other teens.
Casebolt’s lawyer informed FOX4 of Casebolt’s decision.
The video of the Friday incident involving Casebolt at a McKinney neighborhood pool went viral and had initially landed Casebolt on administrative leave while police officials conduct an investigation.
Casebolt was seen pulling Dajerria Becton to the ground and pinning her with his knees while she cried out. He also pulled out his gun and pointed it at other teens and briefly ran after them before being stopped by two fellow McKinney police officers. Throughout the video Casebolt is heard repeatedly cursing.
It wasn’t immediately clear how Casebolt’s resignation would affect the investigation underway by McKinney, which was expected to conclude as soon as the end of this week.
McKinney police were scheduled to address the media on Tuesdayevening.
Casebolt had served in the Navy for a decade from 1993-2003. He was an operations specialist for seven years and in the military police for another three years.
From 2003-2005 he was a highway patrol trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety.