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To: Deputy Chief of Police - Patrol Division Jody Morse
We Want Officer Eric Casebolt Disciplined and Charged
Release the full record of any and all reports, complaints and findings of misconduct on behalf of Corporal Eric Casebolt.
Why is this important?
The public deserves to know if Corporal Casebolt has any previous incidents of brutality. Demand the McKinney Police Department release his disciplinary record.
This is important because this incident is one in a long line of incidents that continue to demonstrate that Black youth are routinely dehumanized in our society. Implicit bias and perceptions of Black youth directly impact they way that they are engaged. Because these youth were seen to not belong in the area, the officers didn't even attempt to engage them as residents or even guests but rather as intruders. This is evidenced by the fact that the teenager who filmed the incident was white and is a nonresident and therefore was not engaged by the police at all - despite capturing the entire event on camera. We have seen in past, how these interactions can quickly turn deadly. The community can not begin to heal until these issues are exposed and confronted in a honest and transparent fashion. Accountability is what the people want and Justice is what the people need in order to move on from this tragic incident.
"DELAY IN JUSTICE IS INJUSTICE" -Walter Savage Landor