You may remember the young lady who was forcefully pinned to the ground by a McKinney, Texas police officer at a neighborhood pool party back in June of 2015. Well now she and her family have decided to sue both the city and the ex-policeman who assaulted her.
A statement from Dallas News was released stating:
“Dajerria is seeking $5 million in damages, court records show. She was 15 when she was filmed crying face down on the grass while Casebolt pinned her with his hands and knees. The video of the June 2015 incident spread widely and brought national attention to McKinney and Craig Ranch, the upscale neighborhood where it happened.”
City officials responded to the lawsuit in a newly released statement, “The City of McKinney denies the claims alleged against it and the McKinney Police Department, and as such, will vigorously defend the recently filed lawsuit,” the statement reads. “McKinney prides itself in cultivating the highest standards of training and professionalism for our officers, and it strongly believes that its standards and training will withstand legal challenge.”