Video Of Officer Who Drew Gun On Black Teens Raises Tension

A police officer's actions raised tensions Monday in this Dallas suburb, where some community activists accused him of racism while others urged calm until the facts are investigated. During the incident, a black teenager in a swimsuit repeatedly cried as a white police officer pinned her to the ground, only moments after drawing his handgun on other black teens. Jahi Adisa Bakari, the father of another teenage girl at the pool party where the officer appeared, said he would press for the officer to be fired, saying he "was out of control." Police said some of the youths did not live in the area and did not have permission to be at the pool in McKinney, an affluent, predominantly white city. The officer has been placed on administrative leave. In a statement, the police department said the video "raised concerns that are being investigated."