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Texas police officer suspended after chaotic pool party incident

Posted by New Leaders Council 4 Admin on June 09, 2015 at 10:01 AM

Originally published on USA Today on June 8 2015, by Lauren Zakalik.

McKINNEY, Texas -- A Texas police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced on social media of him pushing a teenage girl to the ground and pulling a gun on another teenager at a pool party.

A seven-minute YouTube video shows a police officer using profanity and aggressively throwing a 15-year-old girl in a bathing suit to the ground, face-down. He then appeared to pin her down with his knees.

The girl can be heard screaming, "I want to call my mom. He hit me."

McKinney police spokeswoman Sabrina Boston said the incident involved "multiple juveniles at the location, who do not live in the area or have permission to be there, refusing to leave."

She said additional units were dispatched after the first officers to arrive "encountered a large crowd that refused to comply with police commands."

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