Officer accepts suspension after ‘tripping video’ surfaces

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) — 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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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