A federal judge ruled Wednesday the City of Cleveland does not have to allow police recruits to test the state certification exam this week.
A group of nine police recruits accused of cheating on academic work at the city’s police academy asked the court to force the city to allow them to take the test, claiming a commander’s decision not to let them take the exam amounted to finding them guilty until proven innocent.
In all, 15 recruits are under investigation for cheating. The city said it’s in the process of scheduling disciplinary hearings for the accused.
In court filings, attorneys for the recruits claimed: “Unfortunately, the recruits have been left completely in the dark and career-altering decisions have been made without any regard to their due process rights
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