Former Texas police officer who slammed teen girl to ground at pool party will not face charges
The former suburban Dallas police officer seen on video slamming a teen girl to the ground at a pool party will not face charges after a grand jury declined to indict him Thursday.
So, if you forget the original story, I’ll give you a brief retelling:
Casebolt, who is white, could be seen in a witness cellphone video pushing the bikini-clad 15-year-old black girl, Dajerria Becton, on to her stomach on the grass and holding her down with his knees on her back. Casebolt took out his gun when two young men came to her aid but put the firearm back in its holster after two other officers came to his side.
The jurors determined there was not enough evidence to prosecute Casebolt.
A Collin County grand jury elected not to indict Casebolt Thursday after reviewing evidence from a Texas Rangers investigation into the Craig Ranch Pool encounter, according to the McKinney Police Department.
Huh, we seem to have different opinions on what constitutes evidence. Most people would say a video was pretty good evidence…