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McKinney Police Chief: Officer Was ‘Out of Control,’ Actions ‘Indefensible’

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Tuesday at a press conference about the pool party police incident in which  McKinney, TX Police Officer Eric Casebolt slammed a young girl in a bikini to the ground and drew his weapon, the city’s police chief, Greg Conley said the actions of Casebolt, who has resigned, were “indefensible” and “out of control.”

Conley said, “The actions of the officer that you saw on the video,  at the disturbance at the community 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. I had 12 officers on the scene and 11 of them performed according to their training. They did an excellent job. Our citizens called us to a fight in progress and general disturbance at the community pool. We responded. I do not condone the actions of those individuals who violated the rules of the community, showed disrespect to the security person on the scene and to the officers who responded. However, we as a department are held to a high standard of action as we do our jobs. I support the fine men and women of the McKinney police department who day in and day outdo an outstanding job on behalf of all of our citizens. I have had a number of meetings with local community leaders and we agree on this. McKinney is a wonderful city. It a great place in which to live, work and visit. We are committed to keeping it that way.”

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