: News

P.G. Co. State's Attorney Says Police Academy Cheating Scandal Could Jeopardize Prosecutions

Play associated audio

By Jonathan Wilson

In Maryland, the state's attorney for Prince George's County says an investigation into whether police cadets cheated on police academy tests could jeopardize many of his prosecutions.

State's Attorney Glenn Ivey says his office is busy reviewing cases handled by the officers in question. But he's also awaiting the final results of an internal police department probe. 146 officers from three police academy classes are under investigation--with 34 officers facing specific allegations of cheating.

Department records show many cadets had perfect scores on at least 11 tests measuring their police skills.

Ivey says he was surprised he hadn't been told about the investigation sooner.

"The key is to make sure the cases have the integrity and the evidence necessary to pursue them," he says.

Ivey says he expects an update from police chief Roberto Hylton on the internal police department probe later today.


From A Weirdo Nerd To A Guy Who Plays One On TV

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the actor Rainn Wilson about his new memoir, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy.

How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.

Snapshots 2016: Trump's Message Resonates With A Master Cabinet Maker

From time to time during this election season we'll be introducing you to ordinary people that our reporters meet out on the campaign trail. Today: a snapshot from a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.