|Fox4News.com | Dallas-Fort Worth News, Weather, Sports||McKinney officer resigns due to actions in pool party video|
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 on Tuesday afternoon.
McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley said Casebolt's actions were “indefensible” during a Tuesday evening press conference. “He came into the call out of control and as the video shows was out of control during the incident.” Conley said. “I had 12 officers on the scene and 11 of them performed according to their training.”
|A 19-year-old woman said racist comments at her McKinney pool party sparked the fight that led to a police confrontation caught on video that’s gone viral. The officer in the video has been placed on leave. Tatyana Rhodes, who is black, told a photojournalist that another woman, who is white, told her to return to her public housing before slapping her in the face. Rhodes said she, her mother and sister live in the Craig Ranch subdivision and hosted the party there.|
“She was saying things such as, ‘black F-er,’ and ‘That’s why you live in Section 8 homes,’” Rhodes said in a video posted to YouTube.
|Cpl. Eric Casebolt, a white police officer in McKinney, Tex., has been suspended after a shocking video emerged Saturday that shows the officer manhandling, arresting and drawing his gun on a group of black children outside a pool party.|
The video captures a chaotic scene in a suburban community one hour north of Dallas that grows increasingly tense when the officer — identified as Cpl. Eric Casebolt — attempts to throw a young woman onto a sidewalk before using his body weight to push her head toward the concrete. Casebolt can be seen running through the confused crowd of young people while swearing and appearing to randomly handcuff teenagers, who protested that they’d just arrived at the scene to attend the pool party.