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Ex-Texas cop who threw teen to ground will not be charged

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McKINNEY, Texas (AP) - A former suburban Dallas police officer who resigned after video showed him forcing a bikini-clad black 15-year-old girl to the ground will not be charged in the matter.

A Collin County grand jury Thursday decided not to indict former McKinney officer Eric Casebolt, who pushed the girl to the ground following a party last June at a community pool that drew a crowd of teenagers. Officers responded to the pool after neighbors complained about the gathering.

McKinney police released a statement announcing the decision.

Some teens and parents had criticized Casebolt for an overzealous and aggressive response. The former officer is white and most attending the party were black.

An attorney for Casebolt did not return a call for comment.

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