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McKinney police officer involved in pool party incident resigns, goes into hiding

Eric Casebolt
Eric Casebolt (Photo: YouTube Screenshot)

The fallout over the YouTube video that shows McKinney, Texas police officer lose self control at a pool party continues. According to the  McKinney Texas Police Department, Eric Casebolt has resigned from his job. The decision came after Casebolt and his lawyer met with members of Internal Affairs who made Casebolt aware of any charges he might be facing. Since Casebolt has now resigned, the Internal Affairs investigation has ended.

McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley stated at a press conference, “As the chief of police, I want to say to our community that the actions of Casebolt, as seen on the video, of the disturbance at the pool, are indefensible. Our policies, our training, our practice do not support his actions. He came into the call out of control, and as the video shows, was out of control during the incident.”

The incident and video have once again shed light on how police officers treat Black youth in this country. A 911 call reporting a disturbance was the reason for the police presence at the pool, but the underlying theme was, “Black kids out of control at the Craig Ranch subdivision pool.”   Witnesses at the event have made numerous statements that they ran when police came because of the aggressive “out of control” behavior of Casebolt. According to Casebolt’s attorney Jane Bishkin, he has been receiving death threats and is currently in hiding with his wife and family at an undisclosed location.

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