VIDEO: Uniformed officer seen tripping students as they rush the field to celebrate high school soccer championship
(KTBC in Austin) Video shows a Georgetown Police Officer tripping and pushing students as they rush the field seconds after a high school state soccer game ends.
Rohan Gupta, a student at Vandegrift High School, posted the video to YouTube. The Vandegrift girls soccer won their first state championship beating Wile 1-0.
As the clock hit zero, students jumped out of the stands and on to the field. Over the loud speakers the announcer can be heard telling the crowd to stay of the field.
Watch the lower right side of your screen at about 8-seconds into the video to see the officer apparently trip one young man, who ends up limping off the field. The officer tries to trip a second person, then grabs another. Is his behavior a little over the top or is he within his rights as an officer to trip people to keep them off the field?
Georgetown Police Captain Roland Waits says the department is investigating. The officer was working security at the event.
UPDATE: Officer George Bermudez of the Georgetown Police Department has been suspended with pay pending investigation into his actions on the soccer field.