FIVE SPRINGS PO­LICE RE­CRUITS FAIL DRIV­ING TEST, SUE CITY

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

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.

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