|Asshole cop getting served with a lawsuit.|
Back in 2015, a teen was body slammed to the ground after a pool party got out of hand in McKinney, Texas. Now a federal lawsuit is thrust upon the city and the officer who was filmed slamming her to the ground.
When the cops came, they weren't handling the situation properly. Eric Casebolt, the officer who was filmed barrel rolling, pointing his gun at some of the teens and arresting Dajerria Becton was the guy who set off a week of national outrage.
In a complaint filed in December, Becton and her legal guardian, Shashona Becton, allege that Casebolt violated her constitutional rights by using excessive force and holding her without probable cause. The family also claims that the city and the police department are to blame for her injuries.
The federal lawsuit seeks $5 million in damages. She was 15 when this all happened. She was crying face down in the grass while Casebolt pinned her with his hands and knees.
Casebolt didn't get charged for the act. Casebolt claimed that he was stressed after helping save a Black man from committing suicide. This was a deflection tactic to say "I'm not racist."
The video which was filmed set off weeks of discussion of how the police are treating minorities.
The people who called the law were outed by social media. Tracey Carver-Allbritton and Sean Toon were the people who instigated the fight by saying racial slurs at the teens. The website RacistsGetFired got them and Casebolt fired out the cannon.
Casebolt is allegedly working for the Maricopa County sheriff's department.