McKinney Cop Eric Casebolt Resigns From Police Force After Pool Video Goes Viral

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Eric Casebolt Resigns From Police Force

The shady McKinney, TX cop who brutally slammed and restrained an African American teenage girl in a bathing suit at a local pool party has resigned from his post. Eric Casebolt has officially ended his 10-year career with the McKinney PD, as the commissioner publicly denounced his actions as inappropriate and indefensible. McKinney Police spokesman Officer Terry Qualls confirmed to BOSSIP that Casebolt was off the force.
“Corporal Casebolt resigned for the McKinney Police Department today,” he said.
Via CNN:

Just days after a video that went viral online showed him yanking a 14-year-old bikini-clad girl to the ground and kneeling on her back, Eric Casebolt has resigned from his post as a corporal for the Police Department in McKinney, Texas.

The video posted to YouTube showing the police response to reports of fighting at a pool party sparked swift allegations of racism. Critics decried the white officer for cursing at several black teenagers, slamming the girl to the ground and unholstering his gun.

Protesters marched on Monday over the incident in the Dallas suburb. Outraged parents demanded the officer’s firing.

At a press conference Tuesday announcing Casebolt’s resignation, the city’s police chief called his actions in the video 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.”

Even though the offending officer is out of the picture, the Police Department insists their investigation is ongoing.

“We’re continuing an investigation. We are continuing looking into all the allegations that are being presented to us, and any part of a criminal investigation regarding anyone will take a matter of time for us to work through all those allegations and those people who have come forward to us to complain,” he said.

The former Navy man did not return BOSSIP’s call for comment Tuesday.

This is all well and good…but what would have happened if NO cameras were rolling?

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