A McKinney, Texas police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a video of him attacking several black young kids.
Police were called to the Craig Ranch Community North Pool on Friday afternoon to report “multiple juveniles at the location who did not have permission to be there an refused to leave.” Accounts of active fighting were also allegedly reported during the phone call.
Officers claimed that upon their arrival encountered a group of teens who were fighting and refused to take their orders.
However, party attendee Brandon Brooks claimed that the fights were over by the time the cops arrived, but they teens were still attacked and thrown on the ground. Brooks recorded a video which shows police using excessive aggression and targeting the black teens in the predominately white area.
“When I started the video was right after all the kids who got put on the ground had gotten up and ran away. The cop was chasing after all those kids just putting every black person he saw on the ground,” Brooks said in an email to NBC News.
“The excessive force on an unarmed 14-year-old girl clad only in a bikini by an officer wearing a uniform and a gun was particularly troubling,” said Cornell William Brooks, president of the NAACP.
McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley said that a thorough investigation is promised and underway.