BREAKING: McKinney officer resigns, leaves town

Can’t say that I blame him for leaving town. I’m sure he’s got a family to protect:

CBS DFW – The McKinney police officer at the center of an investigation involving his behavior at a community pool party has resigned.

Saying he feared for his safety, Corporal Eric Casebolt gave a statement and left town after being placed on administrative leave, when cell phone video of him violently restraining a young girl, and drawing his weapon on unarmed teens at a pool party went viral.

Casebolt reportedly submitted his resignation through his attorney. McKinney police chief has a news conference scheduled for 5:30

McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley will be making a statement outside police headquarters at 5: 30 pm (CST).

Here’s a little background on Casebolt:

Casebolt had served in the Navy for a decade from 1993-2003. He was an operations specialist for seven years and in the military police for another three years.

From 2003-2005 he was a highway patrol trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Casebolt’s now-deleted LinkedIn account stated Casebolt joined the McKinney police force in 2005.

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