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Officials identify officer suspended in Texas pool incident

4 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Monday, June 08 2015 Jun 8, 2015 June 08, 2015 5:57 PM June 08, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

MCKINNEY -A city spokeswoman has confirmed the identity of a white police officer seen in a cellphone video subduing a teenage black girl at a pool party in suburban Dallas.

McKinney city spokeswoman Anna Clark said Monday the officer under administrative leave is David Eric Casebolt.

A viral video shows him pushing a bikini-clad girl to the ground on Friday and drawing a gun on other black teens.

A record from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement shows the 41-year-old officer joined the McKinney police force in August 2005. He earlier served almost two years as a Texas state trooper.

Casebolt took eight hours of cultural diversity training at Collin County Community College in February 2009. He has also taken courses in racial profiling and use of force.

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