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Weatherford Police Officers Disciplined Over Student Crawling Incident

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There's controversy in the town of Weatherford, Thursday night, after college students accuse police officers of forcing them to crawl to avoid being arrested for public intoxication. There's controversy in the town of Weatherford, Thursday night, after college students accuse police officers of forcing them to crawl to avoid being arrested for public intoxication.
WEATHERFORD, Oklahoma -

The Weatherford Police Department has taken action against four of their officers after students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University were forced to crawl on their hands and knees.

Dylan Frizzell and his friends were walking to a friend's house last month when officers accused them of public intoxication. Frizzell says that's when the officers told them if they'd crawl back, they wouldn't get arrested.

8/20/12 Related Story: Weatherford Police Officers Accused Of Misconduct

The police department says after investigating, it suspended patrolman Austin Ellis for two weeks, without pay, and demoted Kyle Bridges, Travis Ratcliffe and Ryan Sweeden from the rank of Sergeant back to Patrolman.

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