By Associated Press - Friday, June 12, 2015

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in front of a North Texas police headquarters, some to protest and others to support a police officer’s actions at a suburban Dallas swimming pool.

About 200 demonstrators chanted in front of the McKinney Police Department on Friday evening - but the group was about evenly divided between protesters who chanted “No justice, no peace!” and those who chanted “Back the blue! Back the blue!”

Separating the groups were security officers retained by the protest demonstration organizers, who are demanding criminal charges against former McKinney police officer David Eric Casebolt.

Casebolt resigned in the face of criticism over his actions June 5, when cellphone video showed him forcing 15-year-old Dajerria Becton to the ground and pulling a gun on other teens.

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