YouTube video went viral — officer quits, keeps pension & benefits
MCKINNEY, TEXAS – The police officer, Corporal David Eric Casebolt, caught on video holding a teen to the ground, cussing and pointing his service revolver at two unarmed teens resigned today amidst the cry for charges to be brought against him.
Casebolt “playing Indian” at 2104 Fraternal of Police Christmas party
A video shot by a bystander has gone viral on YouTube and has caught the attention of the country that witnesses police abuses on seemingly a weekly basis. This incident has caused protests for police abuses to stop.
One photo of Casebolt that has not gone viral is a Facebook posting of him donning an American Indian headdress. It was reportedly taken at the 2014 Fraternal Order of Police Christmas party, where Casebolt was “playing Indian.”
McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley called Casebolt’s actions on Friday, June 5, 2015, as “indefensible” at an afternoon news conference. Conley announced Casebolt’s resignation, who is under investigation. Conley said the 41-year-old Casebolt will keep his pension and benefits.
“Our policies, our training and our practice do not support his actions,” Conley said. “He came into the call out of control and, as the video shows, was out of control during the incident.”
McKinney is about 40 minutes from Dallas, Texas. According to the 2010 US Census, McKinney has 131,000 residents. McKinney made CNN’s list as one of the best places in America to live in 2014.