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Black Texas ‘Pool Party’ Teen Sues City for $5M

The bikini-clad black teenage girl seen in a 2015 video where a white police officer wrestled her to the ground at a Texas pool party filed a federal lawsuit claiming the officer used excessive force. She seeks $5 million in damages.

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One Year Later — Grand Jury ‘No Bills’ McKinney Pool Party Cop

A grand jury in Collin County, Texas, decided evidence presented against former McKinney Police Officer Eric Casebolt was inadequate to warrant an indictment. The former 10-year McKinney police veteran was seen in last summer’s McKinney pool party gone wild YouTube video wrestling a young black girl to the ground.

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The ‘Larger Truth’ About Eric Casebolt and the McKinney Pool Party

Eric Casebolt, the police officer who was filmed tackling a teenage girl at a McKinney, Texas pool party and drawing his weapon on bystanders, has resigned. That may protect him from disciplinary action, and perhaps keep his personnel file clean enough to apply

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McKinney Officials Respond to Casebolt’s Resignation

McKINNEY, Texas — The Mayor and Police Chief of the City of McKinney responded in a press conference to the resignation of Corporal Eric Casebolt Tuesday afternoon. Casebolt resigned following the release of a video showing him wrestling a bikini-clad teenage girl to the ground after she failed to comply with commands and resisted being detained.

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McKinney Police Officer Eric Casebolt Resigns

McKINNEY, Texas — McKinney Police Corporal Eric Casebolt announced his resignation from the department Tuesday afternoon. Casebolt was the officer in the YouTube video by Brandon Brooks who wrestled a teenage girl to the ground after she refused to leave the scene and resisted his attempts to restrain her.

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McKinney Homeowners Subjected to Pool Party Ruckus Defend and Thank Cops

Homeowners in the neighborhood who were witnesses to the ruckus at the McKinney, Texas, neighborhood community pool both defended the officers who have been attacked about their handling of the situation, and thanked them for coming to their aid and keeping them safe.