In McKinney, Texas, a pool party ended in chaos this weekend. A police officer (identified on Twitter as Eric Casebolt) is on administrative leave following his actions in this 7-minute video. Officers responded to a disruption at a community pool. Casebolt stormed upon the scene, literally, with guns blazing. He ran, tripping and somersaulting upon arrival. Casebolt yelled at several teens to stay on the ground before the action really began.
The party in question was an end-of-school-year event in the Dallas suburb, in what appears to be an affluent neighborhood. A 15-year-old teen, Brandon Brooks, captured the action and described what happened in his YouTube caption:
“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.”
At around the 2:00 mark in the video, the unnamed officer can be seen grabbing a teenage girl and shoving her onto the ground. Fellow teens and surrounding adults swarmed the scene. The officer pulled his gun on two unarmed black teenage boys who came to the girl’s rescue. The officer then directed the girl, “On your face!” before pinning her down with his knee.