As we reported earlier, a white police officer in McKinney, Texas was placed on “administrative leave” after a video surfaced showing him slamming a 14-year-old black girl to the ground and pointing his gun at other black teenagers during an incident at a community pool.
The officer has since been identified as Cpl. Eric Casebolt:
And he’s listed as a “Second Vice-President” on the Facebook page for Lodge No. 107 of the Fraternal Order of Police (link no longer working, however):
Casebolt also teaches self defense classes at a local gym, although his profile has been pulled from the website.
The pool party that started it all was promoted on social media sites:
But the DJ of the event, “DJ Reign,” says he was just hired for the event and didn’t have a hand in planning it (tweets deleted):
DJ Reign also denies selling tickets to this event, explaining that he was actually selling tickets for an entirely different event:
Zahid Arab of Fox 4 reports that a sign was posted at the pool thanking the McKinney Police Department for “keeping us safe”:
Updates to follow.
Update. Lauren Zakalik of ABC affiliate WFAA tweets that this resident is responsible for the sign at the pool and it wasn’t placed at the pool as was suggested by Fox 4’s Zahid Arab: