MCKINNEY (CBSDFW.COM) — More is being uncovered about the cop behind the weekend’s most controversial video. His name is Patrol Supervisor Cpl. Eric Casebolt. He was placed on administrative leave and is currently under investigation by the McKinney Police Department amid the release of the video sent to CBS 11 by a viewer.
According to his LinkedIn profile, which has been pulled since Sunday, Cpl. Casebolt began his career in the police force in Oklahoma City.
Casebolt has worked for the McKinney Police Department since August 2005. He was named “Officer of the Year” in 2008, and was responsible for neighborhood patrol and crime prevention.
Prior to that, Casebolt served in the Navy from 1993 through 2003, where he was based in San Diego, California.
He is currently a member of the local police union, McKinney Police Association.
McKinney parents today told CBS 11 that officers were focusing primarily on the African-American teens at the pool party.
(©2015 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)