Texas teen tackled by cop at pool party is awarded $148k settlement


Dajerria Becton, 18, will receive $148,850 from the city of McKinney in Texas three years after a police officer threw her to the ground and pulled her hair during a pool party . @Brendon Brooks

The bikini-clad teenager who was tackled and thrown to the ground by a Texaspolice officer has reached a six-figure settlement with the city. Dajerria Becton, 18, will receive $148,850 from the city of McKinney three years after a video of the incident went viral and sparked protests and discussions about police treatment of young black people in America.

Many were horrified when a video was released showing McKinney Officer Eric Casebolt throwing Becton to the ground and digging his knee into her back. FULL STORY

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