Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cop caught tripping high school students storming soccer field (VIDEO)

A Texas policeman — who was once named "Police Officer of the Year" — has been placed on leave after being caught on video tripping and pushing high school students at a soccer match last weekend. 

Fans of the Vandegrift High School girls soccer team stormed the field after the team won the state championship Saturday at Georgetown's Birkelback Stadium. 

But a few of the happy fans hit the ground when tripped by Georgetown Police Officer George Bermudez, reported KVUE-TV

Video captured of the victory shows Bermudez trip one man, try to trip a high school girl and push yet another celebrant as about two dozen fans rushed onto the field.

Since the video was uploaded Sunday, the officer has been placed on leave.

While a league official said it has no policy against rushing the field, it issues warnings over the intercom to protect the stadium attendants. 

Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero released a statement Monday afternoon calling Officer Bermudez's reaction inappropriate.

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