Target: Mr. Greg Conley, McKinney Chief of Police
Goal: Terminate violent officer accused of throwing teenage girl to ground and pulling out his gun.
A shocking video allegedly showcasing a police officer throwing a fifteen-year-old girl to the ground and then pulling out his gun to threaten her friends has just surfaced on the internet. The offending officer, and several others, were responding to a call of a disturbance at a pool party. When the party guests refused to leave, things turned ugly. The officer who committed these violent acts must be terminated from his position and stripped of his weapon before he can harm any more people he claims to protect and serve.
Warrantless aggression and needless force are becoming all too synonymous with police. When guests refused to leave the pool party police allegedly started ordering only black guests to get on the ground while white guests were seemingly left alone. The officer responsible, going above and beyond this show of racism, then took it upon himself to throw a fifteen year old to the ground, force her head down, and pull his gun out of its holster to threaten her friends who were pleading with him to stop.
There is no explanation that this officer, who is still nameless, could possibly give to justify his actions. These children, and they were children, are not criminals. Perhaps they should have left when they were told to, but does that justify assaulting them and threatening them with a firearm, even after all of the police shootings that have recently been brought to light?
This was a disgusting abuse of power and a needless use of physical force. Police are charged with protecting and serving citizens, not throwing them to the ground and threatening them. Please sign here to demand that this officer lose his badge and his firearm before he can harm any more children.
Dear Police Chief Conley,
One of your officers allegedly threw a fifteen-year-old girl to the ground, forced her head down, then pulled out his weapon to threaten her friends. This is obviously conduct unbecoming of a police officer, someone who’s charged with defending and serving citizens. This issue goes beyond the allegedly racist slant as to which party guests officers focused on. It’s about one of the biggest issues facing modern police: warrantless aggression and needless uses of force. There is a shocking culture of violence that runs through many police departments and police officers who espouse the idea that might makes right. The truth is that violence only begets more violence.
You and your officers must be more sensitive to the fact that level of trust between police and citizens is at an all-time low. They cannot just run into a party, guns blazing, screaming at people and expect the result they are looking for. I understand that you are trying to calm the situation in your community, but nothing would go further to ease tensions than for you to relieve this man of his duty immediately. Please strip him of his gun and rank before he can assault any more teenagers.
[Your Name Here]
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