Update: Officer given 40-day suspension for tripping students

Update: Officer given 40-day suspension for tripping students

On April 20, 2014 a Georgetown police officer was caught on camera tripping and pushing students at a state championship soccer game after Vandegrift students stormed the field to celebrate. The officer was trying to keep students off the field.(Photo: KVUE News)

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by KVUE

khou.com

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 5 at 10:21 AM

GEORGETOWN, Texas -- The Georgetown police officer caught on camera tripping students at a state championship soccer game in April learned his punishment on Tuesday.

The Georgetown Police Department gave Officer George Bermudez a 40 day suspension without pay, and he does not have a right to appeal the punishment as previously reported. On Tuesday it was reported that Bermudez had 10 days to appeal with the Georgetown Civil Service Commission.

In April Bermudez was videotaped tripping and pushing students as they ran onto the field to celebrate the Vandegrift girls' soccer team's win.

The Georgetown Police Department originally would not disclose Bermudez's punishment.

The officer has five business days to accept his punishment. If he does not accept his punishment, Bermudez will be indefinitely suspended.

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