On Saturday June 6th 2015, a new video posted on the internet went viral on YouTube, showing police rolling on the ground, cursing, screaming, and running around the block chasing teenage boys and girls for attending a pool party in Texas. As it has been shown in the video and pictures below, it’s bit more than extreme. They are teenagers, but one of the officers seemed out of line, using the stick he had in his hand to order the teens around while cursing at them, forcing them to lie on the ground then handcuffing them, even those who claimed they just arrived. More than likely the guilty party would not stay around to be arrested, but would have left already.
After the officer couldn’t find anyone else to handcuff, he turned and harshly yelled at a group of people watching, to stop talking and leave, suddenly he grabbed one of the girls and dragged her to the ground, she was trying to get up but he pushed her back down, people watching became angry and started toward him. He was pushing the girl’s head down while pushing another girl back who was trying to help, then suddenly he pulled out his gun, pointing it at the teens, two other officers arrived, one chased others down, again the girl was forced to lie on the ground by having her head forced down, then was handcuffed.
This policeman’s action was abusive and over the top. He wasn’t trying to help and make sure everything was safe, he was threatening, cursing, and handcuffing teenagers just for being there.
A police statement was posted on Facebook as follows: “McKinney Police have received a call claiming a group of teenagers who don’t live in that community are in Craig Ranch North Community Pool.”
The video has caused concern and outrage, the McKinney Police Department is investigating the issue and the police officer has been suspended at this time.
One thing that was obvious was that only black teenagers were victims of the incident, white teenagers and others were standing and watching as well without being arrested. On Sunday (06/07/2015) the report says the teenagers were released to their guardians. The McKinney Police department is supposed to treat all people equally and fair according to the law, still the police have gotten out of control with power. Where there is tension and a crowd is growing angry, the police should be able to cope with the situation, this is what they are trained for and put in a position of trust.