McKinney Cop Resigns
Officer Eric Casebolt is no longer on the McKinney, Texas police force.
Chief Greg Conley of the McKinney Police Department said during a news conference Tuesday that the officer, Eric Casebolt, had resigned while under investigation.
The resignation came a couple of days after Officer Casebolt had been put on administrative leave and amid growing cries by religious and civic leaders in the Dallas suburb for him to be fired.
In the video widely distributed on social media, Officer Casebolt, who is white, is seen shouting at African-American teenagers, throwing the girl down and briefly pointing his gun at others who approached him during a disturbance at the community pool in Craig Ranch, a racially diverse subdivision north of Dallas. The officer ultimately immobilized the girl by putting her facedown on the ground and placing a knee on her back.
Jarring Image of Police’s Use of Force at Texas Pool PartyJUNE 8, 2015
During the news conference, Chief Conley said that the actions of Officer Casebolt had been “indefensible.”
“He came into the call out of control,” the chief said, and remained out of control during the entire episode. Chief Conley said that 11 of the 12 officers who responded to the pool disturbance followed their training and “did exactly what we wanted them to do.”