The Georgia State Patrol has been served with a lawsuit by an ex-State Trooper claiming he and other patrol personnel worked sixty hour weeks but were only compensated for forty-hour weeks. Richard Andrew Justice claims he is owed $11,957.12 in back pay in the class-action lawsuit and hundreds of others are due back pay totaling $5 million – that, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Justice says that while in trooper-school, cadets were paid for forty-hour weeks but worked at least sixty hours per week. Justice, who is no longer in law enforcement, was one of the state troopers fired earlier this year as the result of a cheating scandal.
A spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol confirmed that the agency was served with the lawsuit last week but could not comment.
(WZQZ Chattooga County Radio)