Experts question aggressive tactics in video of McKinney officer

– ALJAZEERA AMERICA, JUNE 8 2015, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:

In a widely shared video released over the weekend from McKinney, Texas, a police officer sprints toward a crowd of teenagers at a pool party, trips and recovers into a barrel roll while clutching a heavy flashlight in broad daylight. At one point, the officer, who has been identified by media outlets as Sgt. Eric Casebolt, pulls out his gun after subduing a 15-year-old girl in a swimsuit.

Meanwhile, a second officer, who has not been identified, can be seen in the video calmly walking up to a group of teenagers and talking to them about how startling it is for police when suspects run.

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