The McKinney, Texas police officer at the center of the pool party video controversy, Eric Casebolt, resigned today (June 9).
Over the weekend, the disturbing video surfaced that showed 41-year-old Casebolt, a ten year veteran of the McKinney Police Department, pulling a gun on a group of teenagers at a pool party, even violently pinning a 15-year-old girl to the ground.
Naturally, the video sparked a huge uproar, and Casebolt was placed on leave while an investigation was conducted by the police department. Now, amidst protests and allegations of racism, the police officer has turned in his badge.
Brandon Brooks, the brave 15-year-old who shot the video, spoke to MTV News about the incident. "When [Casebolt] pulled his gun, my heart dropped," he said. "As soon as he pulled out his gun, I thought he was going to shoot that kid. That was very scary."
"Our policies, our training, our practice, do not support [Casebolt's] actions," said Police Chief Greg Conley. "He came into the call out of control, and as the video shows, was out of control during the incident."
Stay tuned for the latest updates on this developing story.