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.