Officer caught on video tripping, pushing students has been placed on leave
A police officer in Texas shown tripping and shoving teenagers in a video has been placed on administrative leave, according to KXAN.
Students from Vandegrift High School in Austin rushed the field in Georgetown after their girls’ team won its first state championship on Saturday.
Video of the celebration posted on YouTube shows the officer, identified as George Bermudez, tripping and shoving several students.
A spokesman for the Georgetown Police Department said parents began emailing the department early Sunday morning about 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.
Bermudez has been with the department since 2005.
Read more: KXAN