Texas officer resigns after ‘indefensible’ actions at pool party – CNN

(CNN)A Texas officer widely criticized for his handling of black teens at a pool party has resigned — even before the investigation into the case was finished.

A YouTube video that showed Eric Casebolt’s response to reports of fighting at a McKinney pool party sparked swift allegations of racism.

Critics decried the white officer for cursing at several black teenagers, unholstering and waving his gun at boys and slamming at bikini-clad girl to the ground, his knees pressed down on her back.

McKinney’s police chief announced Casebolt’s firing Tuesday and called Casebolt’s actions “indefensible.”

“Our policies, our training, our practice, do not support his actions,” Police Chief Greg Conley said. “He came into the call out of control, and as the video shows, was out of control during the incident.”

Prior to his resignation Casebolt had been on administrative leave as police investigated what happened at McKinney’s Craig Ranch community last Friday.


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