Even after apologizing and resigning from his position, this officer is receiving death threats. Unbelievable.
DALLAS – The attorney for Eric Casebolt held a press conference on Wednesday, saying the former McKinney police officer let his emotions get the best of him when he responded to the disturbance call at a McKinney pool after a harrowing day.
Casebolt, a 10-year veteran of the McKinney Police Department, was placed on administrative leave Sunday.
He resigned Tuesday, but will keep his pension and benefits, according to his attorney, Jane Bishkin.
A seven-minute viral video shows Cpl. Casebolt, who is white, being aggressive with black teenagers while responding to a disturbance call at a community pool.
McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley called his actions in the video, which included pulling his gun out and pointing it at a group of teens and restraining a 15-year-old girl on the ground, “indefensible” and said he was “out of control.”
Wednesday, Bishkin spoke on behalf of Casebolt, who is currently at an undisclosed location with his family because of death threats.
“He’s worried for his family. He’s worried he might be followed,” Bishkin said.
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