McKinney Police Corporal Eric Casebolt has resigned after video showed him pushing a 15-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground and pointing his firearm at other teens.
So what happens now? When a police officer in McKinney asks an unresponsive crowd to disperse and go home and they stay to mouth off? Casebolt used foul language throughout the situation, cops have been known to do that. But did he really pull his gun on kids or this guy in blue shirt that presented a possible danger in that moment?
Casebolt’s lawyer informed FOX4 of Casebolt’s decision. The video of the Friday incident involving Casebolt at a McKinney neighborhood pool went viral and had initially landed Casebolt on administrative leave while police officials conduct an investigation.
Casebolt was seen pulling Dajerria Becton to the ground and pinning her with his knees while she cried out. He also pulled out his gun and pointed it at other teens and briefly ran after them before being stopped by two fellow McKinney police officers. Throughout the video Casebolt is heard repeatedly cursing.
Casebolt had served in the Navy for a decade from 1993-2003. He was an operations specialist for seven years and in the military police for another three years.
From 2003-2005 he was a highway patrol trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety.