“Father of Girl at Pool Party in McKinney Texas Speaks Out on Cop Attack by Eric Casebolt”

Janice Smitt
Published on Jun 8, 2015
As civic organizations meet with officials in McKinney, Texas to discuss a local police officer’s attack against black teenagers at a pool party, the father of a teenage girl allegedly involved in the incident has called for the officer to lose his job. “I’m not disrespecting the entire police department, because I saw some people doing the right thing, trying to keep the matter right,” Jahi Adisa Bakari said at a press conference on Monday. Bakari accused the officer, Eric Casebolt, of pushing his 13-year-old daughter during the encounter on Friday.

“This guy was out of control,” Bakari said. “He should be drug-tested, then fired. He shouldn’t keep his job, and I’m not gonna stop until he is fired.”

Casebolt, a former “officer of the year” for the department, has come under widespread criticism after video spread online of him forcing 15-year-old Dajerria…

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