The US police officer filmed wrestling a black girl to the ground and pointing his gun at teenagers in Texas has stepped down, officials say.296D6DBE00000578-3114461-image-m-8_1433699487173

They say Cpl Eric Casebolt, aged 41, submitted his resignation “on his own will” earlier on Tuesday.

In a video – filmed on Friday in McKinney – Cpl Casebolt, who is white, is seenpinning 15-year-old Dajerria Becton to the ground with his knees.

Police said he was responding to disturbances reports at a pool party.

Cpl Casebolt was placed on administrative leave following the incident.

Hundreds of people later marched at the scene, demanding that the corporal be dismissed._83502688_83502687

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