Texas Police Officer In Pool Party Video Identified
We now know it was Cpl. Eric Casebolt who was caught on video acting aggressively and inappropriately with a young girl at a pool party.
The seven-minute YouTube video shows Cpl. Eric Casebolt using profanity and aggressively throwing a 15-year-old girl in a bathing suit to the ground, face down. He then appeared to pin her down with his knees.
“He was just aggressive for no reason at all,” said Tatyana Rhodes, one of the party’s organizers. “It was horrible.”
Along with her sister and mother, Rhodes organized and threw the pool party and cookout Friday in the Craig Ranch neighborhood of McKinney. Rhodes said everything started with a woman, who picked a fight with her, and then the police were called. McKinney police confirm they were called to the pool for a disturbance and discovered juveniles fighting and refusing to leave.
Rhodes said when police showed up, kids got scared and started running.
“Everything could’ve been solved way better than what it was,” Rhodes said. “There were other officers that were actually nice to people.”
In the video, captured by 15-year-old Brandon Brooks, Casebolt appears to be cursing kids out as he tries to round them up. As things escalate, he pulls a gun. It all leads to the incident with the girl, his knees in her back, her head to the ground.
Since the video went viral, McKinney police have called in extra dispatchers to handle incoming phone calls, asking for Casebolt to be fired.