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Troopers suspended after ‘Slip ‘N Slide’ video, investigation at Mass. police academy

An investigation concluded that two troopers had directed trainees to take part in the makeshift water ride

Massachusetts State Police slip n slide

Massachusetts State Police

By Heather Morrison

BRAINTREE, Mass. — Two Massachusetts State Police troopers have been suspended after an investigation concluded following a video of trainees turning a hallway at the state police academy into a Slip ‘N Slide.

Trooper Douglas Grout was suspended for 45 days and Trooper Ryan Stanley was suspended for 30 days after it was discovered that the troopers directed the trainees to take part in the activity, WCVB reported.

Grout was also the one who recorded and then shared the video, the news outlet reported.

The video, shared by CBS Boston, shows a trainee of the 86th Recruit Training Troop class wearing a helmet and leg protectors sliding down one of the hallways while other recruits empty water onto the floor. The activity resembles that of a child’s Slip ‘N Slide.

The troopers were originally put on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

Both troopers have been removed from their positions at the academy and will also not be eligible for the next promotional exam, WCVB reported.

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