US: Texas police officer caught pinning black girl to ground quits
June 10 , 2015
Eric Casebolt, the US police officer caught on camera pinning a black teenage girl to the ground in McKinney, Texas, has resigned, reports say.
In the video which went viral, the 41-year-old white officer is seen wrestling Dajerria Becton, 15, to the ground and pointing his gun at other black teenagers after police, responding to reports of disturbances at a pool party, arrived on the scene.
Later, hundreds of marchers in the city demanded his dismissal. Greg Conley, the McKinney police chief, said Casebolt’s actions were “indefensible”.