A video has surfaced showing violence breaking out before police intervened at a McKinney, Texas, pool party Friday.
NBC News details what happened the night the event occurred:
Police were called to a disturbance on Friday night at a pool in McKinney. Police said several calls reported that teens were fighting, and Conley said officers encouraged a large crowd that refused to comply with police commands.
Twelve officers responded in all, the police chief said. Video of the encounter appears to show an officer wrestling the girl in the bikini to the ground and using his knees to pin her. The officer is also shown pointing his gun at the teens and cursing.
McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley said he would pursue a full investigation into the incident. The officer who brandished his firearm has been placed on paid leave and questioned by police investigators.
While the original video shows the officer acting in an unsympathetic manner, recently revealed footage shows a fight between a teenage girl and two adults:
— Miles (@k1dmars) June 6, 2015
One resident of the neighborhood where the infamous pool party took place said she supported the officer and his actions. The woman, who did not give her name because she and other like-minded people have received death threats, told CNN:
I want everyone to know that that police officer, along with everyone else, they were completely in the right and protecting everyone.
He was not out of line. I completely support him drawing his weapon or a Taser or whatever it was that he did pull because he was being attacked from behind.
I believe that if your life is threatened, that you have every right to pull a gun. He probably didn’t intend on using it. I feel horrible for McKinney PD and the backlash that they’re getting for this.
Look, I LIVE in this community and this ENTIRE incident is NOT racial at all. A few THUGS spoiled a COMMUNITY event by fighting, jumping over fences into a PRIVATE pool, harassing and damaging property. Not EVERYTHING is about RACE. WE have other issuses that NEED our attention other flights of made up make believe causes.
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