McKINNEY – The police officer whose aggressive response to an unruly teenage pool party ignited a national controversy resigned Tuesday, leaving many here feeling relieved but disappointing some police supporters who considered the man a "hero."
McKinney Police Cpl. David Eric Casebolt, a 10-year veteran of the department, voluntarily stepped down amid an internal police investigation and surging public pressure, including death threats.
The officer's terse, two-word resignation did not include an apology or acknowledgment of wrongdoing, said McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley, who on Tuesday condemned Casebolt's actions as "indefensible" and "out of control."
Tuesday's developments came four days after Casebolt, who is white, was captured on video cursing, pulling out his weapon and slamming a 15-year-old black girl to the ground. Casebolt, 41, will keep his pension and benefits, but could face criminal charges pending an investigation, the chief said Tuesday.
–Sarah Mervosh, McKinney officer Eric Casebolt resigns; police chief calls actions at pool party @@e2;20ac;2dc;indefensible'
The Dallas Morning News Crimeblog (9 June 2015)
Well, that’s 1 down, 899,999 to go. Meanwhile, over on the
Cop Humor Facebook Community page — a cesspool of cranky old man
these kids today! grumping, blue-fascist appeals to following orders, bizarre racist and homophobic tangents, and
look at how much I do for you entitled whinging, all of which qualifies as
Humor only in the most tenuous, formalistic sort of sense — we have the following genuinely delightful thought experiment.
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