McKinney settles lawsuit over viral pool party arrest

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The family of a McKinney teen who was arrested at a pool party in 2015 has reached a settlement with the city over accusations of excessive force by police.

Officers were responding to disturbance calls about the party in the Craig Ranch subdivision.

Video of 15-year-old Dajerria Becton’s arrest showed an officer drawing his gun and forcing her down. Officer Eric Casebolt later resigned but a grand jury found no reason to indict him.

Becton’s family was seeking $5 million in a lawsuit against the city and former officer. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

“While the events precipitating this case are regrettable, the City of McKinney and the McKinney Police Department would like to express their thanks to the community for its commitment to inclusiveness, order, and unity,” the city of McKinney said in a statement.