Police Recruits Rejected For Academic Misconduct


BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Transportation Authority Police say 10 recruits were rejected on probation for academic misconduct.


Officials said Monday that the misconduct did not involve members of the academy staff or outside instructors and the integrity of grades, tests and course materials was not affected.


Because it is a personnel matter, officials say they can’t share more details of the misconduct.


Eight recruits were training for the authority police force and two were training for the Maryland Transit Administration Police force. Officials say the remaining 27 class members are continuing their training.


Police union President Shane Schapiro says officials made the right call. He says if recruits would cheat in the academy, “who knows what they might have done when they went out on patrol.”


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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