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MA — Two Massachusetts State Police troopers have been suspended without pay for turning a hallway at the state police academy into a makeshift “Slip ‘N Slide” game. Trooper Douglas Grout was suspended 45 days and Trooper Ryan Stanley 30 days after it was revealed they ordered trainees to slide shirtless, headfirst down a hallway floor doused with water, WCVB-TV reported.
The troopers were disciplined after video of incident, which occurred earlier this year, surfaced. Grout recorded and shared the video with others, the news outlet reported. It showed one of the trainees sliding face-first on his stomach along the watery walkway. Apparently safety wasn’t totally overlooked: the male trainee was sporting a safety helmet.
Grout won’t be eligible for the next two promotional exams, and Stanley won’t be eligible for the next promotional exam. Both troopers were removed from their posts at the academy following a probe by the state police.