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Sheriff Clarke: McKinney, TX Cop Actions ‘Highly Problematic,’ but Don’t Warrant Criminal Charges

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On Wednesday’s “The Kelly File,” Milwaukee, WI County Sheriff David Clarke offered his thoughts on the so-called pool party incident in McKinney, TX where a video appears to show recently resigned McKinney, TX police Cpl. Eric Casebolt pin a female to the ground and also draw his gun on other teens.

Clarke explained the actions of Casebolt were improper and said he didn’t anticipate Casebolt being hired by another police department in the immediate future. But he also said Casebolt’s actions did not warrant criminal action when asked by host Megyn Kelly.

“I don’t think from what I saw,” Clarke replied. “Look, I don’t have all the facts. I saw the video, watched it several times, but that’s only part of the entire incident. I want to be careful there. However, what I saw tactically, I had a huge problem with. Some of the things that that officer did. You know, he lost his head. He lost his cool. He didn’t keep his wits about him. We demand that our officers keep their wits about them in these volatile situations. You saw how chaotic he was, but he didn’t do that. I heard the chief’s comments that it was outside of their policy, but that doesn’t mean that it’s criminal. I don’t think — level of a criminal charges.”

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