The police officer who violently threw a teen girl to the ground and unholstered his gun at two boys during an out-of-control pool party last Friday has resigned.
Officer Eric Casebolt of the McKinney Police Department resigned Tuesday after witnesses recorded him wrestling a teenage girl to the ground, and then unholstered and pointed his gun at two boys who tried to help.
Cell phone video of the incident went viral, and Corporal Casebolt was put on administrative leave while the police department investigated.
So what does exec producer Selena Gomez think of all this controversy? It's pretty much what she was going for. She told the AP:
"We stayed very true to the book and that's initially what Jay Asher created, was a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story, and I think that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, that's going to come no matter what. It's not an easy subject to talk about, but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing. I'm overwhelmed. I'm very proud of it."
Whatever your reaction to the show, it is getting a lot more people to talk about the problem of teen suicide.