Troopers association accuses KHP of retaliation

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The state troopers association is accusing the Kansas Highway Patrol of punishing an officer who testified on behalf of a former trooper who was dismissed in 2020 after he was involved in a fatal police chase.

The association said the agency is retaliating against Lt. Bryce Whelpley, who was put on administrative leave last Friday after he testified at a Civil Service Board hearing to determine whether former Trooper Justin Dobler should get his job back.

At one point during the hearing, Whelpley said he was testifying against corruption in the agency.

The latest dispute touches on other controversies that . . .

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