Police Officer Suspended After Video Shows Excessive Force on Teens

A Dallas officer has been suspended after video surfaced showing his use of excessive force on a teenage girl.

McKinney Police were responding to an incident at Craig Ranch North Community Pool when Brandon Brooks records one hot-headed officer coming in and completely losing his cool. Brandon Brooks writes, “A fight between a mom and a girl broke out and when the cops showed up everyone ran, including the people who didn’t do anything. So the cops just started putting everyone on the ground and in handcuffs for no reason. This kind of force is uncalled for especially on children and innocent bystanders.
To some people saying that the cop pulled out his taser on the kid, it was not a taser it was a gun.”

The officer is introduced into the video falling over as he chases the teens. The officer is able to corral a few when he begins complainging the teens made his chase them with 30 pounds of gear in the sun. It is at that point the officer focuses his attention on a group of girls standing nearby he accuses of running their mouths. He then demands the girls leave and even though they walk away he proceeds to make an example out of one and goes after her and throws her to the ground. Bystanders run to the girl’s aide and the officer is seen pulling out his firearm as other officers come to the scene.

A young man runs away and is chased the other officers, while the unnamed officer sits on the back of the teen girl. Later the other officers arrive back with the runaway, who is now seen bleeding from his mouth.

Since being made aware of the footage, McKinney Police Department has placed the unnamed officer on administrative leave while an investigation is carried out. Officials also said the officer’s conduct had ‘raised concerns.’

UPDATE: 6/8/2015

The police officer has been identified as McKinney Patrol Supervisor Cpl. Eric Casebolt.

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