Officer accepts suspension after ‘tripping video’ surfaces

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS (KXAN) — Officer George Bermudez will be suspended 40 days without pay as punishment for tripping students who were rushing the field following a high school soccer match.

“Officer Bermudez overreacted,” Georgetown Chief of Police Wayne Nero said in a statement. “The Georgetown Police Department failed to get it right.”

Nero announced the suspension Wednesday, saying Bermudez had several days to consider accepting the punishment or an indefinite suspension.

In a report for the internal investigation, Nero went on to say that he still believes Bermudez can be a viable officer for GPD but he can “confidently state that similar actions in the future will result in [Bermudez'] dismissal from our organization.”

Bermudez was placed on leave with pay after video of the incident surfaced in mid-April.

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