Texas Cop Resigns After Pool Party Video

Eric Casebolt in McKinney already had been suspended
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2015 5:34 PM CDT
Texas Cop Resigns After Pool Party Video
Protesters march Monday in McKinney, Texas.   (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Officer Eric Casebolt is out of a job. His lawyer tells Fox4News that Casebolt has resigned from the force in McKinney, Texas, after a volatile video emerged of him over the weekend responding to a call from a suburban pool party. In the video, he pins a black teenage girl to the ground and pulls his gun on two other youths. The department suspended McKinney as the video got into wide circulation and protests mounted.

Meanwhile, the sole person arrested, 18-year-old Adrian Martin, says the accusation that he interfered with police is bogus, reports the Dallas Morning News. Martin says he was trying to make eye contact with the pinned teenage girl to reassure her that he would call her mother as she was screaming for someone to do. He says his friend bumped him, making it appear as if he were lunging at the officer. That's when Casebolt pulled his gun, and the teens immediately backed off. (Read more Texas stories.)

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