Caught on camera

Texas cop put on leave for hurling 14-year-old girl to the ground

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A police officer in McKinney, Texas, has been put on administrative leave after footage emerged on YouTube showing him throwing a 14-year-old girl to the ground and pointing his gun at two others who tried to come to her aid. The incident unfolded Friday night after police were called to deal with a dispute at a swimming pool party. The suspended officer, who is white, handcuffed multiple black teenagers, before he finally turned his attention to a girl in a bathing suit. The video shows the officer swinging her to the ground and then using his body weight to hold her down. Eventually, he cuffed the girl, who was later released to her parents without any charges. After the video surfaced over the weekend, the McKinney Police Department issued a statement and held a press conference to announce that an investigation was being launched. The police chief vowed to conduct “a complete and thorough investigation of this incident.”

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