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Texas Officer Resigns After Pool Party Video Goes Viral

June 10, 2015  | 

A McKinney, Texas, Police Corporal has resigned after video showed him pushing a 15-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground and drawing his service weapon on other teens, reports KDFW.

McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley said the corporal's actions were "indefensible" during a Tuesday evening news conference.

"He came into the call out of control and as the video shows was out of control during the incident." Conley said. "I had 12 officers on the scene and 11 of them performed according to their training."

The video of the Friday incident involving the corporal at a McKinney neighborhood pool went viral and had initially landed him on administrative leave while police officials conduct an investigation.

The corporal was seen pulling Dajerria Becton to the ground and pinning her with his knees while she cried out. He also pulled out his gun and pointed it at other teens and briefly ran after them before being stopped by two fellow McKinney police officers. Throughout the video the corporal is heard repeatedly cursing.

"Our policies, our training, our practice do not support his actions," Conley said.

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Tone @ 6/10/2015 10:49 PM

I saw the video numerous times and the one word that crossed my mind was "Embarrassing." When a call is made that a group of teens are having some type of altercation, of course take necessary precautions without going over the top. This officer in my opinion didn't demonstrate patience or restraint. He immediately read the situation through the eyes of stereotypes. He was sitting youth down who wasn't involved. Forcing the girl head down to the ground? On what basis? Resting his knees on her back as she cried. On what basis? Then pulling his duty weapon out on two teens who appeared to be upset by his actions. There was no immediate danger or equal reasons to justify pulling out a gun...Maybe the taser Mr. Hyper man! And on top of all that...White residents who were also present said "It was only the black kids being targeted." One white kid said "I was standing right there and he didn't bother me." We have to deal with these fears and police the right way! Chief Conley handled it!

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