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After a pool party in McKinney, Texas turned viral after an officer pulled out a gun on teenagers and slammed a female teen to the ground, the officer has resigned.

Per FOX 4:

McKinney Police Corporal Eric Casebolt has resigned after video showed him pushing a 15-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground and pointing his firearm at other teens.

Casebolt’s lawyer informed FOX4 of Casebolt’s decision.

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

Casebolt 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 Casebolt is heard repeatedly cursing.

Casebolt’s actions prompted a large protest Monday in McKinney demanding for his firing. The incident has sparked plenty of conversation in regards to the treatment of African-American children and the police, the history and racism in regards to swimming pools and more.

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