Police officer trips students while rushing the field after high school soccer championship
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Should this police officer be charged with assault after tripping fans who were rushing the field?

4/22/14 in HS Soccer   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Blog Photo - Police officer trips students while rushing the field after high school soccer championshipVandegrift High School in Texas just won their first ever state championship in girls soccer.

Naturally, the students in attendance were excited about it.

They started rushing the field to celebrate with the players.

No big deal, right? It's a high school game. Players, parents and fans often mill about on the field after high school games. It's not unusual at all.

Apparently Georgetown police officer George Bermudez had an issue with it. He started tripping students who were rushing the field, seemingly at random. He didn't appear to be saying anything or motioning for the mass of students to stop rushing the field. His actions appeared to come out of nowhere.

There's also no indication why he chose certain students to single out, while allowing dozens of others to rush past him unharmed.

Officer Bermudez has been placed on leave, but that's not the only thing that should happen. This guy needs to face legitimate punishment at work, and should probably also face assault charges, in my opinion.

Being a police officer doesn't give you the right to behave like this. Hopefully his office sends him a strong message. This can't happen again.



Hat tip to Deadspin
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