08-29-2016, 09:24 AM
Not in this case. Intelligence is one of the qualifications. Score too low, and they don't want you because you lack the minimum qualification for intelligence to do the job. His problem was not that he didn't meet the minimum qualification score on the test, but that he exceeded it by so much. So yes, he was overqualified.
But a person as smart as he is should know that he's applying for a police job, not an engineering job at Google, and should have intentionally gotten some answers wrong on purpose.