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Atlanta firefighters ask mayor for outside probe into cheating suit

Lawsuit concerned 5 black firefighters who finished among top 8 highest test scorers


By Joel Anderson
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — Atlanta firefighters again have asked Mayor Kasim Reed to enlist outside investigators to look into allegations of cheating by black firefighters on a promotion exam.

Their appeal follows a civil trial judgment against the city on Friday, when a Fulton County jury found the city's Department of Human Resources didn't fully investigate the allegations.

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