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LA Minister: Teen-Tackling Texas Cop Was 'Over the Top'

By    |   Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 07:07 PM

The white cop who wrestled a bikini-clad black girl to the ground and brandished his service revolver at her pals at a Texas community pool went "over the top" after allowing the teens to "get under his skin" says Johnathan Gentry, minister of the Los Angeles-based West Angeles Church of God in Christ.

"This wasn't Ferguson, this wasn't Baltimore, this wasn't the '92 riots. These were teenagers," Gentry said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

'It's hot, it's 103 degrees in Texas and they just wanted to have fun. It wasn't Michael Brown … for that girl to get under his skin like he did, to handle her the way he did … that was a little too much. It was."

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Officer David Eric Casebolt resigned Tuesday from the McKinney Police Department after almost 10 years on the force.

A viral video showed him pushing the teenage girl to the ground last Friday and brandishing his gun at other black teens after he and other officers responded to complaints about fighting at a community pool party.

The incident sparked outrage in the community, with many demanding Casebolt's immediate dismissal.

"For him to resign kind of speaks for itself because if he feels that he wasn't wrong, why would he have to resign?" Gentry, who regularly comments on social issues, told Steve Malzberg.

"There were 12 officers on the scene.... Eleven of them … seemed chill. I respect them. Why did the police chief say one acted inappropriately? … It speaks for itself."

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