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Posted: June 09, 2015

White House weighs in on Texas pool party controversy

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk


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The White House weighed in Tuesday on a controversial incident at a Texas community pool where a police officer pointed his gun at two black teens and wrestled a girl to the ground.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the video showing officer Eric Casebolt pointing the gun and pushing a 14-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground has “a detrimental impact” on police-community relations.

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Earnest said putting Casebolt on leave during the investigation into the pool party incident was “the prudent thing” to do. (Source: TheHill.com

Casebolt resigned Tuesday, according to reports.

Earnest said President Obama was aware of the news coverage of the incident and its aftermath.

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