White House Responds to McKinney Pool Party Video

Press secretary Josh Earnest said that incidents like the one that transpired on Saturday in Texas can have a "detrimental impact" to race relations.

Josh Earnest, White House press secretary, speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The White House on Tuesday backed the suspension of the police officer filmed pulling a gun on black teenagers who had attended a pool party in McKinney, Texas, calling the decision "prudent." 

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