Georgetown officer gets 40-day suspension

The Georgetown Police Department is investigating after one of their officers was captured on video attempting to push and trip teenagers. (Courtesy: Rohan Gupta / YouTube)

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — The Georgetown police officer seen on video tripping and pushing high school students as they ran onto a soccer field following a state championship win is facing a 40-day suspension without pay, with no right to appeal.

If officer George Bermudez does not accept the suspension he will be indefinitely suspended, according to Police Chief Wayne Nero.

The investigation into the incident concluded last week and his punishment was made public on Wednesday.

In the 19-page disciplinary report, Chief Nero said Bermudez “brought discredit upon yourself, your fellow officers and our community. Your inappropriate actions have caused a fracture in our public trust – a matter that is not easily corrected.”

He goes 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 has until Friday to make a decision.

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