TX Officer Quits After “Indefensible” Actions Shoving Girl At Pool Party


A white McKinney, Tx., police officer recorded on video pushing a black teenager in a bikini to the ground at a pool party resigned from the police force, Police Chief Greg Conley said yesterday, the Associated Press reports. Officer David Eric Casebolt's actions were “indefensible,” Conley said. “He came into the call out of control and the video showed he was out of control during the incident.” Conley said, adding that Casebolt was not pressured to quit. Casebolt, 41, is a former Texas state trooper and 10-year veteran of the McKinney force.

He was one of 12 officers who responded to 911 calls about fights at a pool party. A teen at the event posted a video on social media showing Casebolt cursing, pulling out his gun and slamming a 15-year-old girl to the ground. Conley said “our policies, our training and our practices do not support his actions.” He said the other eleven officers performed well. The affluent suburb of McKinney, north of Dallas, is among the nation's fastest growing cities, has highly regarded public schools and was ranked by one publication as America's best place to live. People who demonstrated at a McKinney school compared the city to Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., where use of deadly force by police triggered protests and violence.

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