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

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VIA | MCKINNEY, Texas — A grand jury decided Thursday not to indict a former Texas police officer who was seen on video throwing a bikini-clad teenage girl to the ground and pointing his gun at others at a pool party last summer.

The decision not to charge Eric Casebolt ends the investigation into his handling of the pool party melee, CBS Dallas/Fort Worth station KTVT reported.

Casebolt, who is white, was widely criticized for his treatment of the young, black teenager, with teens and parents saying he was overzealous and too aggressive. The incident was captured on cellphone video.

He pushed the girl to the ground following a party last June at a community pool in suburban Dallas that drew a crowd of teenagers. Officers responded to the pool after neighbors complained about the gathering.

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