Thursday, June 11, 2015

Texas Police Officer Apologizes For Excessive Force Against 14-Year-Old Black Girl At Pool Party

Dajerria Becton

Eric Casebolt, the police officer in McKinney, Texas, who was caught on tape engaging in excessive force against 14-year-old Dajerria Becton, has apologized for his inappropriate actions. Casebolt was suspended when the video went viral. He resigned the proceeding day in the face of domestic and international criticism denouncing his conduct against a minor (Texas Police Officer Resigns From Job After Suspension For Excessive Force Against Unarmed 14-Year-Old Black Girl At Pool Party).

Eric Casebolt

Casebolt has now apologized through his attorney, "With all that happened that day, he allowed his emotions to get the better of him. Eric regrets that his conduct portrayed him and his department in a negative light. He never intended to mistreat anyone, but was only reacting to a situation and the challenges it presented. He apologizes to all who are offended..."