Troopers Reinstated after Cheating Probe

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Seven state troopers disciplined for accessing or sharing questions on a promotions test have been reinstated to their old positions with their old pay.

The Clarion-Ledger reports the development follows a lawsuit filed in February in U.S. District Court in Mississippi's version of Troopergate.

Allegations of cheating followed the promotion tests for master sergeant, lieutenant and captain positions given in August 2011.

Department of Public Safety officials disciplined 14 troopers on Sept. 30.

Four chose to retire, and 10 others received 30-day suspensions without pay as well as demotions.

Nine troopers appealed their suspensions to the state Personnel Board, saying they never violated any orders and that it had been a common practice for troopers to collect questions from old tests to share as study guides.

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