It's taken a few months, but the Tennessee Highway Patrol is once again
in hot water for alleged problems in its hiring practices.
According to Nashville newspaper The
Tennessean, the patrol's internal investigations department is
looking into six incidents of "problems with recruit interview score sheets."
Investigators said they have determined that the interview scores -
which are used to determine whether an applicant will be hired into the patrol
- were altered due to a discrepancy among the test's judges, but that none of
the changes were significant or had an impact on the candidates' hiring.
The patrol was embroiled in controversy last year after dozens of
incidents began to emerge from Tennessee's state and local police
forces, most of which stemmed from an ongoing investigation by The Tennessean. The paper uncovered
allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to high-level cronyism throughout
the state's police force and various levels of government.