McKinney Cop Suspended After Body-Slamming 15-Year-Old Dajerria Becton
Dajerria Becton was identified by Fox4News as the 15-year-old teen body-slammed by McKinney Cpl Eric Casebolt at a pool party.
Dajerria Becton said, “He told me to walk away and I did. Next thing I know I’m on the ground.” She added, “I don’t think he should have pulled a gun out on 15-year-old kids… Him getting fired isn’t enough.”
Becton said a male friend was arrested after he tried to push the officer off her.
Fox 4 News reporter Zahid Arab spoke with one homeowner, who refused to show her face, but allowed her hands to be shown, said, “I feel absolutely horrible for the police and what’s going on..they were completely outnumbered and they were just doing the right thing when these kids were fleeing and using profanity and threatening security guards.” [H/T Think Progress]
Um, no mention from this resident of the language emanating from Cpl. Casebolt’s mouth? She believed the officers’ lives were at risk, but the reality is, Dajerria Becton and the other teens were clearly unarmed.
Buzzfeed reports a fight broke out after adult residents made racist comments to black teens attending the pool party:
Teens at the pool party told BuzzFeed News the police were called after a fight broke out between adults and youths at the pool after the adults made racist comments telling the black children to leave the area and return to ‘Section 8 [public] housing.’
A white teen said “when she and her friends objected to the racist comments about public housing an adult woman then became violent.” That bolsters the position by the black teens that the residents of the community instigated the fight, which led to the brutal response by the officers.
Watch Dajerria Becton interview:
Watch black teens being roughed up by McKinney cops:
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.