Officer David Eric Casebolt, who was filmed throwing a teen to the ground after being called to a Texas pool party, has resigned. The 41-year-old former Texas state trooper and 10-year veteran of the McKinney force was put on administrative leave after the incident and his lawyer confirmed Tuesday that he had officially quit the force.
McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley described Casebolt’s actions as “indefensible” at a press conference that was held after the officer submitted his resignation. According to Conley, Officer Casebolt’s actions are currently under investigation awaiting a decision about whether charges will be filed against him.
As for where the officer is now, his attorney Jane Bishkin declined to release that information since Officer Casebolt has been allegedly receiving death threats since the incident occurred.
Many demonstrations have taken place since the video of the Officer throwing a teenager to the ground and drawing a weapon on another has surfaced. Police Chief Conley said that reviewing the video showed that “our policies, our training and our practices do not support his actions.”
However, McKinney has faced lawsuits accusing it of racial segregation in public housing in the past. The NAACP is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to review the procedures of the McKinney police force, stopping short of asking for a formal investigation.
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