Will Atlanta CRCT cheating case move forward? - CBS46 News

Will Atlanta CRCT cheating case move forward?

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Will the criminal case against 35 Atlanta educators indicted in the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test cheating scandal move forward?

On Tuesday, attorneys for former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Beverly Hall and others tried to get the judge to toss out the 65-count indictment.

Their lawyers said the case should be tossed because the educators were told to talk or lose their jobs.

"What happened here was that the special investigators appointed by the governor were also appointed by the district attorney so we had a combination of a civil investigation by the governor of Georgia and a criminal investigation by the district attorney. Those two should have never been joined together," said defense attorney Tom Morgan.

The judge said he'll make a decision on the motion to dismiss the case after he reads transcripts of the interviews with educators.

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