Texas police officer suspended after chaotic pool party incident

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Texas Officer Suspended After Chaotic Pool Party Incident
A police officer in Texas has been suspended after a video posted online shows him yelling at young people and pinning a girl to the ground at a pool party.

When officers arrived, crowds dispersed. One unnamed officer started yelling commands at several people, forced a young girl to the ground and placing her handcuffs. The officer also appeared to pull out his gun at one point and aim it at bystanders.

The McKinney Police Department released a statement saying officers responded to a "disturbance involving multiple juveniles at the location, who do not live in the area or have permission to be there, refusing to leave."

Pool Party Incident:On June 5, 2015 at approximately 7:15 p.m., officers from the McKinney Police Department responded...

Posted by McKinney Police Department on Sunday, June 7, 2015

Police say nine additional units eventually responded to the scene to help maintain control of the area.

Brandon Brooks, the 15-year-old who recorded the video, told BuzzFeed many students had been out celebrating school being out at the community pool and were there on guest passes.

"I think a bunch of white parents were angry that a bunch of black kids who don't live in the neighborhood were in the pool," Brooks said.

The McKinney Police Department has launched an investigation into the incident.

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