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MD Officers Cleared in Cheating Inquiry

WTOP.com

October 08, 2010

WASHINGTON – An internal investigation by the Prince George’s County Police Department officials has cleared officers of any wrongdoing after it was thought they were involved in a cheating operation at the department’s training academy.

Police Chief Roberto Hylton says the attention of the case is now on an instructor who recorded the test results.

“We don’t know if it’s a software glitch, I don’t know if it’s an intentional issue on the instructor, but the audit will reveal to us what actions need to be taken to make sure this does not happen again,” Hylton says.

On 11 tests, 34 cadets from one training class had a perfect score. On a 12th, all but two scored 100 percent. One cadet got every question right on a test he could not have taken, because he had been dismissed.

Hylton says all officers who scores are in question passed the exams on their own merit.

The suspected cheating was for tests on such basic skills as how to arrest and testify.

WTOP’s Evan Haning and Michelle Basch contributed to this report.

(Copyright 2010 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • The_cops_max50

    mack77

    over 3 years ago

    70 Comments

    If your not cheatin you aint tryin.

  • Koda_thanksgiving_max50

    Koda0317

    over 3 years ago

    354 Comments

    Exactly the inital alligation of "police cheating on exams" was on page 1 in large bold print, and the results of the investigation exonerating the police was print on page 9 in very small print probably underneath a cash for your car title add

  • Rosa_max50

    hotmomperez03

    over 3 years ago

    1902 Comments

    oh well shit happens

  • Pl_avatar_max50

    CSP067

    over 3 years ago

    504 Comments

    Of course the problem is, the damage is already done, the allegations were printed before the investigation, and the vindication will be largely ignored. The media simply loves to condemn cops, and is sluggish at best to publish the correct info.
    Glad these cops were cleared.

  • My_kids_027_max50

    grant319

    over 3 years ago

    1208 Comments

    As long as they can prove there was no wrong doing I have to agree with everyone else. Just leave the instructor alone and try to fix the computer problem.

  • John_groh_max50

    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10986 Comments

    In todays Annapolis Evening Capital was an artical regarding this. And believe it or not there was not one mention of Officers being cleared or anything related to the artical above. Gee I'm really glad to see that the reporters in my area are up to date with whats going on. By the way the locals like to call the Evening Capital the " Crab Wrapper". I wonder why ?

  • Mardi_gras_cat_max50

    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10490 Comments

    Bump wiseass0282.

  • Img_1050_max50

    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    46076 Comments

    Bump wiseass0282

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    bluebrother

    over 3 years ago

    768 Comments

    Sadly the public will only remember them being accused, and they are already guilty in the john q. public's eye. Whenever law enforcement is associated with a negative situation that is what remains in the eyes and minds of the public. Whenever law enforcement does a good deed, or they are cast in the limelight of a positive embracement there is little if any publicity or remembrance.

  • John_groh_max50

    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10986 Comments

    Isn't it great when the press runs with something like this before all the facts are know. Glad to hear that there was no cheating and hope that it was a computer glitch and the instructor is cleared quickly.

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11344 Comments

    Hope they find the true cause and that it was a computer glitch, and the Instructor is cleared quickly...

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