MCKINNEY, Texas – A police officer has been placed on administrative leave after video surfaced showing him handcuffing and pulling a weapon on some teenagers during a pool party.
CBS11 reported that the incident happened Friday afternoon in McKinney, Texas, as a group of officers responded to a disturbance call at a pool party.
Several neighbors reportedly called police to report “multiple juveniles at the location, who did not live in the area or have permission to be there, refusing to leave.”
Brandon Brooks shot the video and told Buzzfeed News, “I think a bunch of white parents were angry that a bunch of black kids who don’t live in the neighborhood were at the pool.”
Other teens told Buzzfeed the police were called after a fight broke out between adults and teens at the pool. They said some adults made racist comments and told them to return to “Section 8 [public] housing.”
Witnesses then told CBS11 that a fight broke out involving juveniles and adults. McKinney police said when they arrived, they encountered a large crowd that refused to comply with police commands.
A video shot by a witness shows one officer yelling at several teenagers, telling some to get on the ground and others to leave the area.
The video shows an officer restraining a girl, who is said to be 14 years old. He can be seen taking her down and placing her face in the ground.
When other teenagers started to surround the officer, he pulls out his weapon. The 14-year-old girl can be heard screaming that she wants her mom. She was later released without charge.
The officer in question has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The chief of police declined to further comment on the matter.