UPDATE 8:15 p.m. EDT: The first demands for Officer Eric Casebolt's dismissal surfaced late Sunday on Twitter.
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Officer Eric Casebolt was identified Sunday afternoon as the McKinney Police Department employee who was suspended after appearing in a viral video showing him roughly arresting teenagers at a Texas pool party, KDFW-TV reporter Zahid Arab reported.
Sources confirm:McKinney Patrol Supervisor Cpl. Eric Casebolt placed on admin leave following conduct at pool party pic.twitter.com/JaJMFWR5Ef
â€” Zahid Arab (@ZahidArabFox4) June 7, 2015
Casebolt was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident, which took place Friday when officers responded to a "disturbance involving multiple juveniles at the location, who do not live in the area or have permission to be there, refusing to leave," according to a statement from the department.
A video posted Saturday shows Casebolt and other officers running after the teenagers and tackling them to detain them, International Business Times previously reported.
According to a LinkedIn profile in his name, Casebolt has worked as a police officer in McKinney since August 2005. He was named Officer of the Year in 2008, and his duties included neighborhood patrol, community policing and crime prevention.