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Fourteen troopers disciplined in cheating scandal

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Three state troopers have retired and 11 disciplined in the aftermath of a testing misconduct investigation. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety handed down the punishment to the 14 who accessed or shared access to examination questions for MHP promotions.

An investigation by DPS and the Attorney General's office into inappropriate conduct related to examinations for promotions is complete. All 14 troopers have admitted their involvement in the incident and waived their right to a fact-finding proceeding.

Therefore, hearings before former Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson, who had been appointed the hearing officer, are no longer necessary.

"DPS investigators, assisted by the Attorney General's Office, were able to handle this matter swiftly. Every individual involved understands his actions were inappropriate," said Public Safety Commissioner Albert Santa Cruz.

The names of the individuals involved will not be released because this is a personnel matter.

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