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Paul Moore

Fire academy head transferred in wake of cheating scandal

The head of Baltimore's fire academy has been reassigned, Fire Chief James S. Clack said Tuesday, a week after officials began an investigation into cheating at the academy.

Chief Lloyd Carter will now head the department's recruiting efforts, Clack said. He denied that the transfer was related to the cheating investigation, which centers around allegations that an instructor handed students a scenario for a lifesaving practical exam.

"It's unfortunate this is happening during the investigation, but it's more about having someone interested who can lead recruiting," said Clack. "This is more about shuffling my deputy chiefs around to get the work done, not...