Fired State Police Recruit Admits Cheating, Says Many Others Escaped Punishment

One of eight state police recruits fired this week after an investigation concluded they cheated on a written exam says the group was unfairly singled out and that police Commissioner James Rovella’s statement that they did not immediately own up to the incident is not true. 

The recruit told CT Examiner on Thursday that “about half” of the class of 61 recruits had improperly opened a digital link to the January test on motor-vehicle accident investigations, which the eight admitted they had also begun to work on before being authorized to do so. 

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