A McKinney police officer is on leave after a video was posted over the weekend showing him throwing a teenage girl to the ground and sitting on her and drawing his gun on other teens at a pool party disturbance.

The incident happened on Friday about 7:15 p.m. at the Craig Ranch North community pool according to McKinney police and has raised questions about racial bias and police overreach.

McKinney police corporal Eric Casebolt is seen on the video taking down 15-year-old Dajerria Becton, an invited guest who says she was not involved in the fight.

“He grabbed me, twisted my arm on my back and shoved me in the grass and started pulling the back of my braids,” Becton said. “I was telling him to get off me because my back was hurting bad.”

Becton tried to get up, but Casebolt pinned her to the ground holding her down with both knees. She was eventually released to her family, who weren’t happy with how the teen was treated.

“It wasn’t right, I think his force was excessive,” said Becton’s aunt.

The teen hopes to see action from McKinney police officials.

“Him getting fired is not enough,” Becton said.

Rev. Ronald Wright of the Justice Seekers said he’s asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the officer’s actions.

“It is our hope and prayer that the chief police and the mayor of this city will handle this situation,” Wright said.

The host of the pool party spoke out in a video. She said she lives in the subdivision and had invited friends of both races, but that a group of white women started yelling racial slurs at her friends and told them to “go back to their SECTION 8 HOUSING.”

McKinney’s Mayor, Brian Loughmiller, also released a statement on Sunday following Friday’s incident.

“Having seen the You Tube Video I am disturbed and concerned by the incident and actions depicted in the video. Our expectation as a City Council is that our police department and other departments will act professionally and with appropriate restraint relative to the situation they are faced with.

Our City Management and Police Chief are investigating the situation as required, and I have faith that they will conclude the investigation expeditiously and take appropriate action. We will continue to monitor the situation through our City Manager’s office and will continue to work with community leaders as we follow this investigative process.”

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  • TeflonD

    Certainly not enough. They should sue their pants off.

    Also, the cavewoman that assaulted those kids is “Tracey Carver-Allbritton.” She works for Bank of America as a mortgage loan officer. Without a doubt, saying vile stuff like “that’s why you all live in Section 8” influenced her lending practices. I would encourage a mass call/write-in to the bank to get rid of the flubber.

    • Brad

      Wow, she is a loan officer and CNN reported that the cop who assaulted the teenage girl is a police academy instructor.

      It’s a perfect example of how institutional racism can and will effect all black folk no matter what.

    • TeflonD

      Exactly. Which is why at the very least, Group Economics should be practiced by every Black person in this country. Unfortunately, most haven’t a single clue.

    • Justmythoughts

      Blacks should also practice respecting people’s property. If the dummy who sent out the Twitter invite to a private club house would of used a ounce of common sense perhaps non of this would of happened. But why think about that when we can just point the finger at the white cop and say you are to blame. I wish a bunch of them teens would be on my property!

    • Brad

      Yes because only black “kids” show up at parties where they may or may not have been a formal invite.

      You would think white folks have little perfect children that at no time are caught behaving like teens. What’s funny to me is that they think they are convincing someone with there arguments.

    • Justmythoughts

      Whether or not their kids act up and make events dangerous is neither here nor there. This situation had rowdy teens fighting and playing loud obscene music. Blacks never want to take ownership of their actions.

    • Brad

      We will as soon as you people apologize for Slavery, Jim Crow, Colonialism, and general assholishes.


    • Michelle Kirkwood

      Oh, cut the bull****. I don’t see you saying that about white kids who do the exact same damn thing. And nobody said anything about not holding black folks accountable for their actions, so get the f*** on with that BS. Whatever the kids did, that does NOT excuse the officer’s overreaction to the situation at all.

    • Michelle Kirkwood

      First of all, teens do that all the time with parties. It sure as hell didn’t warrant that officer jumping on that young girl (who was not even involved in the fight) he just jumped on her because he though she talked back to him. Even other police officers throughout the country have said the way he handled the situation was very inappropiate. I mean this was just kids at a pol party he literally ran into the situation like he was going to do a raid on a drug house or something. He blew that whole situation out of all proportion. And he “dummy” who sent out the invite is a young black teen herself—how was she to know that all these other kids would show up? The bottom line is, there was NO reason the police officer had to act that way toward those kids—you didn’t see the other officers doing all that bull****, just him. And notice he only went off on the black kids—would he have been so damn quick to pull a gun on some white kids, or throw a 15 year old black girl to the ground for no reason other than his been pissed off to be there> Hell no, you know he wouldn’t have. So top making these stupid excuses for him. He did wrong, and I’m glad he resigned. Tired of people making excuses for these racist cops pulling that kind of s***.

    • binks

      Wow, thanks for the information. She needs to be charge and her job needs to terminated and her practices need to be investigated.

    • Mary Burrell

      There is a petition on Change.Org. for Tracy Allbritton

    • binks

      Thank you Mary!!!

  • binks

    I agree! Because who is to say that if this officer gets fired from here he won’t just up and go to another police department and the cycle continues? Fundamental change needs to happen. I was reading one of the protesters signs that said “if it takes 8 years to learn law but only about 6 months to be a police officer” and I think her sign hit the nail on the head. But I agree getting fired/resigning or apologizing is not enough!

  • disq141synergy

    So, he/they were dispatched because of racial slurs by a group of white kids invited to the party and walked into an already tense and sensitive situation of teens who weren’t sure what to do next, so they did what all teens do and lingered. Looked like about 4-5 cops who must be trained in conflict resolution. Why didn’t they break up and talk to the white kids while the others talked to the black kids upset about the racial slurs? Super cop was looking for a flashlight and wanted to find that first. Priorities.

  • [email protected]

    What also
    disgusts me is how some people in the video try to justify the reckless , evil actions
    of the officer. No cop is infallible. The young teenage girl was brutally assaulted.
    She was sat upon by the officer in a perverse way and the officer used force on
    her hair. Police brutalities against black females have no justification. The
    officer should have interviewed as many people as possible peacefully to find
    the truth instead of running and acting irrational in his behavior. There is no
    question that the family of the teenage girl should sue. It is also evil for
    grown adults (like Tracey Carver-Allbritton) to call kids racial slurs and
    these adults assaulted a black girl. This
    situation refutes the lie that black people must embrace respectability politics
    in order for us to be free. Freedom comes by struggle against oppression. Sister Dajerria
    Is absolutely correct to say that the cop being fired is not enough.