First Deputy Stripped
Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis stripped his first deputy of key personnel powers in what critics call a show of no-confidence in the man he chose to oversee day-to-day operations of the Police Department.
The Aug. 12 special order means First Deputy Supt. James Jackson, who is African-American, will no longer chair the Merit Board charged with making merit promotions to the rank of sergeant, lieutenant and captain.
Instead, the board will be headed by former mayoral aide Ted O'Keefe, the civilian deputy superintendent of administrative services now developing an evaluation system for police officers for the first time since 2002.
The last paragraph shows exactly what's going on - Ted O'Keefe. Guess this roller coaster still hasn't hit bottom yet boys and girls. Hold on.
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