Georgia employees fired or demoted after they mishandled the driver’s license request of a Puerto Rican Man who is a US citizen

Two Georgia Department of Drivers Services staff have been demoted or fired after an investigation found they mishandled the driver’s license application of a Puerto Rican man, according to the agency.

A DDS internal investigation conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was launched earlier this year after Kenneth Caban Gonzalez filed a federal lawsuit against the state agency in July. The suit claimed the state was holding residents of Puerto Rico to more stringent requirements than it does transplants from American states or the District of Columbia. Puerto Rico is a commonwealth and unincorporated territory of the United States