14 Miss. troopers disciplined in DPS test probe

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says 14 state troopers are being disciplined after an internal investigation found they shared or gained access to information about promotion exams for the Highway Patrol.

Commissioner of Public Safety Albert Santa Cruz said Friday that DPS’ investigation is complete.

He says names of those disciplined won’t be released because the department considers the discipline a personnel matter.

A news release from the DPS says three of the 14 chose to retire and the remaining 11 were demoted, suspended and reassigned.

Santa Cruz says all 14 acknowledged their actions were inappropriate.

Gov. Haley Barbour announced the DPS investigation in late August. It centered on Highway Patrol promotions examinations that were given in mid-August.