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State police chief seeks outside probe amid cheating scandal

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 16, 2016 4:58 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- The Pennsylvania State Police commissioner is requesting an outside investigation into misconduct as the agency probes possible cheating by cadets.

Commissioner Tyree Blocker said Wednesday that he requested an investigation by the Office of Inspector General.

He says he has confidence in an internal state police investigation. But he cites ``the broad nature of recent allegations reported in the press'' as the need for the outside investigation.

The agency says dozens of cadets have left the academy in connection with the investigation. Blocker has given few details about it since disclosing it Feb. 4, including what kind of cheating was suspected.

Cadets are subject to a battery of written tests during the nearly seven months of training.

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