The resignation on Tuesday of McKinney, Texas policeman Eric Casebolt after the widespread viewing of a video showing Casebolt drawing his gun and brutalizing a teenager outside a pool party may not be enough to bring justice, suggests Judge Andrew Napolitano. Napolitano, in a Fox Business interview, argues that it would be proper to prosecute Casebolt.
Reviewing the video footage, Napolitano explains to host Stuart Varney that Casebolt, who Napolitano calls a “hothead,” appears to have committed an illegal assault:
Varney: The police officer could be guilty of a crime?
Napolitano: Oh sure, it’s an assault for him to pull the gun on someone when it’s contraindicated under police procedures. He can only pull his gun to resist deadly force. There is no deadly force being applied to him.
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