Video of cops busting a teenage pool party went viral in 2015 after many were outraged by the police overreacting to the small gathering. One officer waved his gun and hurled a 15-year-old black girl onto the concrete ground. Almost two years later that teen, Dajerria Becton is filing suit against the policeman who violently attacked her.
Dajerria and her legal guardian Shashona Becton are claiming that officer Eric Casebolt violated her constitutional rights by using excessive force. She is looking for $5 million dollars from the suit.
The city of McKinney, Texas is rejecting Becton's claims (despite video evidence) in a statement. “The City of McKinney denies the claims alleged against it and the McKinney Police Department, and as such, will vigorously defend the recently filed lawsuit,” the statement reads. “McKinney prides itself in cultivating the highest standards of training and professionalism for our officers, and it strongly believes that its standards and training will withstand legal challenge.”
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