Is it Getting Hot in Here?
- The City Inspector General is also currently investigating allegations that three recently promoted lieutenants were coached by a high ranking official who helped develop the August 2015 lieutenant exam. Although the investigation is ongoing, allegations of improper exam procedures make CPD officers doubt the fairness of the exam process.
- entire tact teams getting promoted together,
- a Subject Matter Expert having both his administrative sergeants score #1 and 2 on the exam,
- the same SME's replacement sergeant scoring #1 on the next exam,
- husband/wife teams scoring exactly the same and being promoted together,
- other secret study groups that have amazingly high scorers,
- off calendar alternative test sites proctored by a SME producing top "scores"
- Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson is probing allegations three police lieutenants cheated on the August 2015 promotion exam, according to the Department of Justice's investigation into the Chicago Police Department.
The city watchdog's investigation — based on claims first reported by DNAinfo in April — focuses on allegations that now-retired Chicago Deputy Police Supt. Eugene Williams shared privileged information in a study group about the most recent test used to promote sergeants to lieutenants.
That study group included a number of people, including Lt. Maryet Hall, who is married to former First Deputy Police Supt. Al Wysinger, who was the department's No. 2 cop until he retired in 2015; Lt. Nakia Fenner, Supt. Eddie Johnson's fianceé; and Lt. Davina Ward, according to documents obtained by DNAinfo.
And they're all eligible for the Captain posts coming out shortly.
Is anyone noticing how something like 95% of the Captain and exempt staff have at least one "merit" bump in their career? And over 80% have two? And these people pick the next generation of "merit" promotees. And this habit of giving away "merit" spots to people who can't pass the test and the level, and don't know the job they're promoted to, might have a detrimental effect on how things like discipline are handled? Or investigations? Or instruction?
Exactly those things cited throughout the DOJ Report.