Texas policeman suspended after pulling gun on unarmed black teens at pool party
A Dallas-area policeman has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced on social media that showed him throwing a bathing-suit clad girl to the ground and drawing a gun on other teens at a pool-party disturbance, officials said on Sunday.
"This video has raised concerns that are being investigated," the police department in McKinney, a city about 30 miles north of Dallas, said on Sunday.
The incident occurred on Friday and raised questions on social media about racial bias in policing since most of the people targeted by the officer, who appears in the video to be white, were black teens in a multiracial crowd.
In the video, the officer, who has not been named, is seen shouting obscenities at the teens and placing a black youth in handcuffs.
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