*He’s outta here!
On Tuesday in Texas, officials said the police officer who drew his gun on unarmed teenagers at a pool party and threw a 14-year-old girl in a bikini to the ground has resigned.
As we reported earlier, Corporal Eric Casebolt had been suspended since Sunday after video emerged of him aggressively confronting black teenagers at the party Friday evening in McKinney, a suburb of Dallas.
City officials condemned his actions as they announced the resignation.
“Our policy, our training, our practices do not support these actions,” McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley told reporters at a televised news conference, calling Casebolt’s actions “indefensible.”
“He came to the call out of control,” Conley said. “I had 12 officers on the scene, and 11 of them performed according to their training.”
Video of the incident, which garnered millions of views on YouTube, showed Casebolt shouting and cursing at teenagers who did not appear to be acting violently or aggressively, with Casebolt wrestling some black teenagers to the ground.
Officials said residents had called the police to complain about an out-of-control party and fighting. Some teenagers said they had permission to be at the pool and said residents had harassed them.
The incident prompted a protest Monday as police promised to investigate Casebolt’s actions.
With Casebolt’s resignation, the internal investigation comes to an end, Conley said, and Casebolt will keep his pension and benefits. The chief added that a criminal investigation was ongoing and would take “a matter of time to work through.”
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