By Sarah Mervosh
McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley condemned as “indefensible” the actions of Eric Casebolt, an officer who resigned Tuesday, after a video of Casebolt physically confronting teenagers at a pool party attracted national attention and sparked protests.
Conley said at a news conference late Tuesday that Casebolt, 41, resigned “on his own will” while under investigation. He will keep his pension and benefits.
“Our policies, our training and our practice do not support his actions,” Conley said. “He came into the call out of control and, as the video shows, was out of control during the incident.”
Teens who were at the pool party said they were happy Casebolt was off the force. But some worried he could become an officer at another department.
“What he did was wrong and he shouldn’t be able to do it to someone else,” said Ladariene McKever, 15.
When Casebolt resigned Tuesday, he didn’t apologize or make any statement. “It was just a simple resignation: ‘I resign,’” the chief said.