Texas Pool Party Officer Says He's Not Racist

According to his lawyer, the police officer filmed in a confrontation with black teenagers at a pool party in Texas was acting out of stress, not racism. Eric Casebolt resigned from the police force and his actions were described as "indefensible" by his former boss. His lawyer, Jane Bishkin, told reporters on Wednesday he was not targeting minorities but he was over-emotional after a traumatic day. At the press conference, Bishkin said Casebolt is aware that his emotions "got the better of him" during a difficult shift. Reportedly, he and his family are now in hiding due to death threats. At a news conference on Tuesday, McKinney police chief Greg Conley condemned Casebolt's actions and said the other 11 officers who attended did an excellent job.



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