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State Troopers Suspended After Slip 'N Slide Video Obtained By I-Team

BOSTON (CBS) – Two Massachusetts State Police troopers face discipline after an internal investigation into the "Slip 'N Slide" video, obtained by the WBZ I-Team.

The cell phone video, taken at the New Braintree facility in October, appears to show several State Police Academy trainees emptying a water cooler jug along a dormitory hallway, while others watch. Moments later, one of the trainees in shorts with no shirt, wearing a tactical helmet and leg pads slides from one end to the other on the wet floor.

The investigation into the incident found Trooper Douglas Grout violated policy by directing trainees in actions contrary to procedures, recording audio or video against prohibitions and improper dissemination of recordings. Grout was suspended without pay for 45 days and will be ineligible for the next two sergeant promotional exams.

Trooper Ryan Stanley also was found to have violated police department policy. Stanley was suspended for 30 days and will be ineligible for the next sergeant promotional exam.

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