A Texas police officer faced an internal investigation after cell phone video appeared to show him tripping and pushing students after a high school soccer match.
Officer George Bermudez of the Georgetown, Texas Police Department was placed on paid administrative leave according to KXAN-TV. Video, captured after the Vandergrift High School girls team won the league soccer championship April 19, 2014, shows Bermudez pushing, grabbing and tripping students who rushed the field as the game ended.
Parents reportedly began emailing the police department the day after the incident. Then video, shot by a teen at the game, surfaced online.
Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero confirmed fielding phone calls and emails about the incident and the video, and that internal affairs was investigating.
Bermudez is a nine-year veteran of the department and won Officer of the Year in 2013, KXAN reported.