The Georgia Department of Public Safety fired 30 state troopers Wednesday after an investigation found that an entire class of recent trainees cheated on an entrance exam.
The internal investigation began after a tip from an ex-girlfriend of one of the troopers. She told authorities that every cadet in the 106th Georgia State Patrol trooper class had cheated on speed detection exams.
The troopers, now graduated from the academy, were assigned to 52 different posts across the state after spending 20 weeks in the academy and 12 weeks in field training.
The troopers had written 133 speeding tickets since their graduation and it is expected that those tickets will be dismissed.