Report: Driver's license agency mishandled investigations

The Georgia agency in charge of issuing driver’s licenses and state identification cards has fired a manager and demoted another after an investigation found they mishandled the cases of two Puerto Rican applicants.

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A statement from the Department of Driver Services says the two officials caused “irreparable damage to the image and credibility” of the agency and the state.

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The investigation came after one of the applicants filed a lawsuit in July. It alleges that the department discriminated against Puerto Ricans by treating them differently from other U.S. citizen applicants.

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