A police officer in Texas has been placed on paid leave after a video surfaced showing him tripping and pushing high school students who were rushing onto a soccer field to celebrate a state championship.


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George Bermudez is facing an internal affairs investigation after the cell phone video was posted on YouTube by a student. Furious parents then started calling the Georgetown Police Department.

The students from Vandegrift High School were streaming onto the field after the girls' victory.

On the video, Bermudez appears to trip one student, then attempt to trip a girl as she runs by. The boy who fell to the ground is seen limping back to the stands.

Later, Bermudez is seen in broadcast footage pushing a girl to the ground to keep her from joining the celebration.


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Watch the shocking video above. More on the story from KXAN-TV:

Bermudez has been with the department since 2005.

A spokesman for the Georgetown Police Department said parents began emailing the department early Sunday morning, alerting them of the video.

“After personally watching the videos, the actions of my officer are very concerning to me as well,” said Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero.

As you see students rush the field after the win, a uniformed Georgetown police officer can be seen sticking his leg out to trip a high school student. He then tries to trip another student.

Then, YouTube video shot by a student at the game shows one of them limping off the field.

Cell phone video sent to ReportIt@KXAN.com also shows the officer pushing two girls off the field.

KXAN spoke to the 16-year-old student who watched all of this unfold while shooting the video on his phone.

“He should’ve used better judgement,” Rohan Gupta said. “We’re high schoolers just trying to have some fun after our team won.”

The Georgetown Police Department issued a statement Sunday evening.

“Georgetown administrators have taken the information and will be forwarding it to internal affairs for review and investigation,” GPD Captain Roland Waits said.