FIVE SPRINGS POLICE RECRUITS FAIL DRIVING TEST, SUE CITY
Five Colorado Springs police cadets who flunked out of the academy this year for failing a driving test are suing to restore their positions.
Sadatur Khan, Jason Harsha, Tyler Kelley, Kelly Robinson and Bailey Carpenter are suing Police Chief Pete Carey and the city for reinstatement in the 66th recruit class, attorney’s fees and back pay for the seven months they’ve gone unpaid, according to a complaint filed in March. Recruits are paid $4,166 a month.
The five were among eight recruits who in February failed after instructors said they “moved,” “wobbled” or “touched” one of the orange cones that outline the driver training course, the complaint said.
After admitting to hitting cones in their first and second attempts, the recruits said they passed their third runs based on their own observations.