The teen who was seen thrown to the ground by McKinney Police speaks on the controversial incident saying the officer should be fired and receive other punishment.
A video shot Friday afternoon at a neighborhood pool in the Craig Ranch North Community of McKinney Texas shows police officers yelling obscenities and chasing teenagers in their bathing suits in an attempt to round-up the group has gone viral. One police officer in particular even drew his weapon and proceeded to throw a young lady down on the ground with his knee and full body weight on her back as she cried and said she hadn’t done anything. The video, which has blown up on social media has the McKinney Police Department putting one of its own on Administrative Leave and addressing the situation in a press conference today.
McKinney police said Sunday that an officer has been placed on administrative leave after a Friday evening disturbance at the Craig Ranch North Community Pool that created a buzz on social media.
According to a statement from police spokeswoman Sabrina Boston, nine units were dispatched after the first responding officers “encountered a large crowd that refused to comply with police commands.”
Boston acknowledged that a seven-minute YouTube video “raised concerns” about the actions of one officer, who is seen using profanity and throwing a young woman in a bathing suit to the ground. Police did not name the officer.
Boston said Chief Greg Conley would make a statement about the incident at 2 p.m. Sunday. WFAA.com plans to carry the chief’s remarks live.
As seen in the graphic video above, the police officer was seen detaining teens and handcuffing them, before aggressively taking hold of a young girl’s hair and pinning her down to the ground. He immediately pulled out his weapon when her friends came to the rescue.
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Teens at the pool party told BuzzFeed News the police were called after a fight broke out between adults and youths at the pool after the adults made racist comments telling the black children to leave the area and return to “Section 8 [public] housing.”
The police officer has been put on administrative leave as the McKinney Police Department further investigates the situation.
SOURCE: Buzzfeed | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty