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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the former McKinney police officer apologizes for what he did in the viral video; commuter rail in Tarrant County; Dallas ISD debate team heads to a national tournament; and more.

Former McKinney Police Officer Apologizes For His Behavior, Attorney Says

Jun 10, 2015
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Eric Casebolt, the McKinney police officer who’s attracted national controversy, is apologizing for his actions at a police call in which he pinned a girl to the ground and pulled his gun out at teenagers.

Cpl. Eric Casebolt, the McKinney, Texas, police officer seen on a video forcing a teenage girl to the ground and briefly drawing his gun while attempting to break up a disturbance at a community pool, has resigned. Police Chief Greg Conley made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday evening.

McKinney Officer Resigns After Pointing Gun At Teens At Pool Party

Jun 9, 2015
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Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.:  The McKinney police officer whose video-recorded actions at a North Texas pool party have drawn national attention and comment has resigned from the police force.

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Hundreds of people showed up last night in McKinney to protest the police. The mostly peaceful demonstration comes after a viral video taken at a pool party.