Georgia spends $22 million to settle with reinstated troopers

ATLANTA — A cheating scandal later framed as a misunderstanding will cost the state roughly $22 million after it reached a settlement Monday with 26 fired Georgia State Patrol troopers. As part of the deal all but two of the troopers were offered their old jobs back. In a joint statement with the ex-troopers’ attorneys, the Georgia Department of Public Safety denied any legal liability, adding it “seeks to move the Georgia State Patrol past this dispute and avoid years of contentious litigation.” The November 2020 lawsuit claimed the troopers, whom the GSP alleged had cheated on a radar-detect…

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