The bikini-clad black Texas teenager who was tackled and thrown to the ground by a police officer in 2015 reached a six-figure settlement with the city and plans to host a pool party to celebrate her victory, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Dajerria Becton and other plaintiffs were awarded a total of $184,850 settlement, with $148,850 of that amount going to Becton.
In June 2015, police showed up at a teen pool party in McKinney, Texas after a fight between two adults. A cellphone video of the incident showed police officer Eric Casebolt dragging Becton by the hair, slamming her to the ground, and handcuffing her while she called out for someone to call her mother.
Many were outraged when the video also showed Officer Casebolt digging his knee into her back and waving his gun at some teens who tried to intervene.
Becton, who was 15 at the time of the assault, and her legal guardian Shashona Becton filed a $5 million lawsuit against Casebolt, the police department, and the city of McKinney. Four days after the pool party, Casebolt resigned from the force after Police Chief Greg Conley called his behavior “indefensible.”
On Saturday, Becton will celebrate both the settlement and her graduation from high school with her own pool party hosted by her lawyer Kim T. Cole.
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