Texas Police Officer Placed On Leave After Attacking Teen Girl At Local Pool Party
Disturbing footage from a local pool party in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas on Friday (Jun. 5) has hit the Web. Residents in a predominantly white neighborhood in Craig Ranch, McKinney called police to report “multiple juveniles at the location, who did not live in the area or have permission to be there, refusing to leave,” according to local news station CBS11. A seven-minute clip shows three officers attempting to apprehend the group of black teenagers.
Witnesses told CBS11 that a fight broke out at the pool party attended by the teens after a call to police was made. One officer claimed that he was met by a group that refused to take his orders. In the video that has since circulated, one disturbing moment features an officer restraining a young girl, reportedly 14 years old, in a bathing suit, grabbing her by the head and pushing her face into the ground. He is also seen with his knees in her back as she cries, before she is later handcuffed. The officer is also seen cursing at the teens, ordering them to leave the scene.
The officer has reportedly been placed on administrative leave, after CBS11 relayed the video to the McKinney Police Department. An investigation of the incident is pending.