McKinney Cop Previously Sued For Civil Rights Abuse Of African-American
Eric Casebolt has previously been sued for violating the rights of an African-American.
The International Business Times reported that in 2007, Casebolt and two other McKinney officers were brought before federal court for violating the civil rights of Albert Earl Brown, Jr. Brown alleged that Casebolt approached his parked vehicle and made a series of snide comments about his clothes and white female company before doing a cavity search on the side of the road. Brown added that Lee Keith, one of the other officers, grabbed his head during the examination and slammed his face into the hood with “intent to cause bodily harm.”
Brown filed a lawsuit against Casebolt and the other officers, charging them racial profiling, excessive force and falsifying information. Casebolt alleged at the time that he approached the car because it was parked on the wrong side of the road, but went ahead with his search, saying that he saw marijuana seeds, an open pack of beer and crack cocaine. Brown was arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance.
The lawsuit was dismissed in 2009 because Brown was did not trust his court-appointed attorney to gather the evidence for his case, and his incarceration made it impossible for him to get it himself.