This incident comes on the heels of a large cheating scandal that rocked the Georgia State Patrol.
After an internal investigation revealed widespread cheating among the 106th trooper class earlier this year, 30 recent graduates were fired, AJC.com previously reported. The group was accused of using the internet and their peers to cheat on an unsupervised speed detection exam.
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Left: Col. Mark W. McDonough, former head of the Georgia State Patrol. Right: The 106th cadet class of the Georgia State Patrol, a class that was fired because of widespread cheating.
A month after the scandal, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mark McDonough announced his retirement, following a meeting with Gov. Brian Kemp. In that meeting, Kemp said he would seek new leadership for the department without citing a specific reason for McDonough’s ousting.
McDonough said the cheating scandal likely played a role in his departure.
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