US Pool Party Policeman Quits

Local media reports that the US police officer filmed wrestling a black girl to the ground and pointing his gun at teenagers in Texas has stepped down. Sources add that Eric Casebolt's lawyer said he submitted his resignation earlier on Tuesday. In a video - filmed on Friday in McKinney - Cpl Casebolt, who is white, is seen pinning 15-year-old Dajerria Becton to the ground with his knees. Police say he was responding to disturbances reports at a pool party. Casebolt was placed on administrative leave following the incident. Hundreds of people later marched at the scene, demanding that the corporal should be dismissed. Civil rights leaders in McKinney say they want an investigation by the US Justice Department.