The viral video of a Texas cop is dropping jaws today as the cop is seen pulling a gun on kids at a pool party and throwing a 14-year-old girl to the ground. These kids appeared to be at the mercy of this cop who was demonstrating moves that should be reserved for arresting dangerous criminals.
According to News Max on June 8, the cop has been suspended for the actions witnessed in this video that has been viewed more than 4 million times by Monday. The chaotic confrontation at the neighborhood pool party was filmed for seven-minutes and posted to YouTube. The video can be seen above.
The crowd of kids were at the McKinney’s Craig Ranch North Community Pool. The cops were originally called out to the premises because kids that weren’t from the neighborhood were trying to crash this pool party by scaling the fence, but somehow this got way out of hand.
The Washington Post is reporting on this video of “Texas police officer pulling gun at teenagers at pool party.” They report that the cop “used his body weight” to push the girl’s head into the concrete. This was the girl who the cop threw to the ground. He is also seen on the video pulling her hair.
The cop on the video is identified as McKinney Patrol Supervisor Cpl. Eric Casebolt. He is the officer is seen grabbing the arm of 14-year-old Dajerria Becton and throwing her to the ground. She was clearly there to swim as she was donned in a swimsuit. It was easy to see that there was no way she was concealing a weapon, suggests Fox News live on Monday morning.
The cop shoves Becton’s head to the ground and two teenage boys approach. This is when the cop pulls his gun out at the kids. The sight of the gun chased the kids away, but once again the cop turns to the girl and grabs her arm and then puts his gun back into the holster. The teen girl was detained, but released to her parents.
The calls came into the police department from people witnessing the event. Some of the callers said that the teens were fighting and not obeying the cops. One adult male was arrested after he interfered with the duties of a police officer. The unnamed man was also charged with evading arrest.
12 officers responded to the scene said Chief Greg Conley, but he did not have any “data” on the cop who pulled the gun and threw the young girl to the ground. McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller said in a written statement:
“I am disturbed and concerned by the incident and actions depicted in the video. Our expectation as a City Council is that our police department and other departments will act professionally and with appropriate restraint relative to the situation they are faced with.”
The McKinney Police Department has posted on Facebook their intentions on investigating this event. Unfortunately the incident has now stirred outcries of racism as the majority of responding officers were white and the kids involved were mostly African American.