There really aren’t many excuses a coward cop can invent to justify pulling a gun on a group of obviously unarmed teenagers at a pool party. For starters, almost everyone at the party was in swimming suits. There isn’t any way to pull the standard “I thought they were going for a gun” excuse.
But a video was uploaded on Youtube that shows an officer in Texas doing just that: pulling a gun on a group of clearly unarmed youths.
Several officers were screaming and arresting teens at the community pool.
One of them ended up being shut down during a confrontation where the officer attempted to grab a young girl by the neck and shove her head towards the ground. The officer pulled his gun – while being filmed – at the two youths who were trying to stop police brutality.
An official police statement related to this incident was posted to Facebook. In that statement, the McKinney, Texas police explained that they responded to a “disturbance call” on Friday evening. The cops say the teenagers “do not live in the area or have permission to be there” at the pool.
The police claim that a fight broke out at the Craig Ranch North Community Pool.
“When the cops showed up everyone ran, including the people who didn’t do anything,” the video uploader explained.
“So the cops just started putting everyone on the ground and in handcuffs for no reason. This kind of force is uncalled for especially on children and innocent bystanders.”
Ten units in all were called to the scene.
Once the McKinney Police learned of the video they placed one of the responding officers on administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation. The department admitted that the actions of the officer “raised concerns.”
Buzzfeed News spoke to Brandon Brooks today, the video uploader. He said “I think a bunch of white parents were angry that a bunch of black kids who don’t live in the neighborhood were in the pool. Everyone who was getting put on the ground was black, Mexican, Arabic,” he said. “[The cop] didn’t even look at me. It was kind of like I was invisible.”
Brooks, it should be noted, is Caucasian himself.
Watch the video of the incident below and let us know if you agree with Brooks, or if you think the officers were in the right.
(Article by M. David)