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Nine troopers cleared in cheating scandal back at work, including one from Douglas


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The following officers have returned to the Georgia State Patrol after being cleared in last year’s cheating scandal: Trooper Jalin Anderson, Post 33-Milledgeville; Trooper Eric Guerrero, Post 36-Douglas; Trooper Seferino Chavez, Post 47-Forest Park; Trooper Clint Donaldson, Post 49- Motor Unit; Trooper Paul Osuegbu, Post 32-Athens; Trooper David Allan, Post 37-Cumming ; Trooper Christopher Cates, Post 27-Blue Ridge; Trooper Adam Salter, Post 26-Thomaston; Trooper James Vaughan, Post 39- Cuthbert. Photo courtesy of the Georgia Department of Public Safety's Facebook page The following officers have returned to the Georgia State Patrol after being cleared in last year’s cheating scandal: Trooper Jalin Anderson, Post 33-Milledgeville; Trooper Eric Guerrero, Post 36-Douglas; Trooper Seferino Chavez, Post 47-Forest Park; Trooper Clint Donaldson, Post 49- Motor Unit; Trooper Paul Osuegbu, Post 32-Athens; Trooper David Allan, Post 37-Cumming ; Trooper Christopher Cates, Post 27-Blue Ridge; Trooper Adam Salter, Post 26-Thomaston; Trooper James Vaughan, Post 39- Cuthbert.

Earlier this year, 32 of the 33 rookie state troopers who were fired after allegedly cheating on an exam were cleared by the Georgia Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Two of the troopers -- Eric Guerrero of Coffee County and Kyle Thompson of Berrien County – were supposed to be stationed at the Douglas post.

 

Nine of the troopers, including Guerrero, are back on the job, according to a Facebook post by the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

 

Investigators stated that the majority of the trainees did not intend to deceive or cheat their instructors. Mike Ayers, director of POST, stated that there was a communication breakdown regarding the online tests.

 

While the troopers who were cleared may apply for law enforcement jobs throughout the state, the head of the Department of Public Safety, Col. Mark McDonough, lost his job as a result of the scandal. One of the 33 troopers involved in the scandal has not been cleared.

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