The announcement that charges of evading arrest and interfering with an officer had been dropped against 18-year-old Adrian Martin came on Tuesday, when it was also announced that McKinney Police Cpl. Eric Casebolt had resigned.
Casebolt resigned after a now-viral video showed him pushing a 15-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground and pointing his firearm at other teens.
"Me and my friend were trying to tell the officer, like, ‘Sir, please stop. Will you please get your hands off her? You're hurting her,'" Martin told FOX 4 on Tuesday night.
Martin is seen in that viral video, appearing to lunge at Casebolt.
"You can see that I slipped, and it looks like I'm lunging toward the officer, but the whole time it was just an accident," said Martin. "I kinda got bumped."
Casebolt responded by pulling his weapon as Martin and his friend sprinted away.
"When he drew his weapon, that's when I was thinking, ‘Wow, am I gonna get shot?'" said Martin. "And so I decided to run…I'd say I made a mistake, but then again I'd also say I made the right choice trying to help that girl out."
Martin's lawyer, Heath Harris, is pleased by the actions taken by McKinney police, but he's convinced that the criminal investigation needs to go forward.
Martin says the lesson he's learned from the incident that young people need to understand is that no matter what's going on, if the police tell you to comply, you need to comply.