Thursday, September 10, 2015

Whoa - This Sounds Familiar

  • Cincinnati's city manager fired Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell on Wednesday, accusing him of crushing officers' morale and failing to communicate effectively with his staff.

    "Mr. Blackwell has not provided the necessary leadership to ensure a cohesive operating environment within the department," City Manager Harry Black wrote. "As such, morale is at an unprecedented low level, and the general sentiment throughout the department is that Mr. Blackwell's leadership style has created a work environment of hostility and retaliation."

  • Black said he conducted an investigation that revealed serious management issues, some of which were revealed through conversations with the department's brass

    The police chief allegedly threatened and berated individuals in front of their subordinates, superior officers and members of the public, the city manager wrote. Some employees of the police department sought treatment for anxiety and stress as a result of these interactions, he said.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Compstat didn't work out so well there, hmm?

9/10/2015 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm encourages McCarthy's brow-beating and verbal abuse.
"Creative Tension" an' shit...

The way of the Shit-Ass.

A family member related a story about their short stint
in retail clothing.

The store manager was afflicted, conflicted and insecure.
Kinda like Rahm.

The manager went on a spree of writing the store employees up
for "Failing To Walk The Sales Floor With Urgency."

Only a true shit-ass could execute that managerial ass-pull
with a straight face.

"WTF? Ya want me to run up to customers?"

Needless to say, our family member left that place soon thereafter...

9/10/2015 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this sounds exactly like what occurs at comstat every week. I had the unfortunate experience of attending one comstat meeting where the supt absolutely degraded and berated a commander in front of all of us, over 100 people. It was so bad that I actually felt sorry for the commander and wished he, or other top brass would've stood up to McCarthy and said enough is enough. But no one said a thing b/c they didn't want to be the next to be publicly humiated in front of their peers. So everyone turns into yes men and those that speak out seemed to be forced out.
Now in the district, I see how commanders don't try to fight crime the way they should, instead they just try to get numbers up so they don't get berated at comstat and don't lose their commander spot.

9/10/2015 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is the bar that has been set, Garry will not only get fired, he will be put in jail.

Cincinnati apparently has a Mayor with a set.

9/10/2015 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they going to re-fill the lagoon when they're finished? Don't want my fishing spoiled.

9/10/2015 06:44:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Sound familiar Garry?

9/10/2015 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is he McDrunkin's step brother?

9/10/2015 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds familiar

9/10/2015 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eerily similar to Chicagos problem! As a matter of fact Chicagos policing blue print, oh Gary what say you?

9/10/2015 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like Thursday afternoon at 35th st. But what's funny is is it's still the police are at fault not the the politiican's, judges, attorneys, and society's hostility.

9/10/2015 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! The list of superintendents of this department and how they treated people would put those pikers in Ohio to shame

9/10/2015 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Wow. This Blackwell guy is really a piece of work.

Oh well, just goes to show that you go through life thinking you've seen every type of asshole that's sucked air but then all of a sudden -- Bam! even bigger asshole comes along.

9/10/2015 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gimme my BASEBALL HAT back u tyrant!!

9/10/2015 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Honey, I'm somebody, right?

9/10/2015 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over in New York bratton strips copper for doing his job! Not race related coward bratton but this copper did nothing wrong! No wonder crime is out of control in New York, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles!

9/10/2015 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The police chief allegedly threatened and berated individuals in front of their subordinates, superior officers and members of the public, the city manager wrote. Some employees of the police department sought treatment for anxiety and stress as a result of these interactions, he said.

Boy, there's a list a mile long of CPD Supervisors and command staff that fit that description to a T. Sadly, many of them are collecting 6 figure pensions.

9/10/2015 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From that story..."Blackwell took the oath of office in September 2013, becoming the department's 14th chief. Before that, he served 26 years in the Columbus, Ohio, Division of Police, where he reached the rank of deputy chief. "

Any long established law enforcement organization that brings in an outsider to run it is:

A. Admitting failure in that it cannot develop competent personnel from its own ranks. Or

B. That the administration in power wishes to destroy that organization for political purposes.

That latter was certainly the case when Weis and McHatchetman were brought in. Even when O.W. Wilson came to be Superintendent the CPD was suffering from crisis of public confidence and a failure to modernize. Wilson helped to restore confidence, centralized control of the department and introduced modern radio, phones and motorized patrol. Wilson's immediate predecessor, Timothy O'Connor used to return unused budget money to the city and cops had to scrounge office supplies and furniture from the Board of Education. Wilson demanded and got a much higher budget for the CPD.

The main focus of the tenures of Weis and McHatchetman is to cut the costs of this department and the citizens and the officers be damned. Multiple Merit Supervisors and Command personnel with little real experience are now the norm. Vast neighborhoods have lost their police service, few new recruits are hired, few new cars and antiquated cobbled together radio and computer systems are used and the money saved is funneled into VRI.

Stay Safe. This city and this Department are hanging on by the fingertips of the few good people left. God forbid we get another outsider as Superintendent.

9/10/2015 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on guys, this is Chicago! Our elite supervisor Lt's and up respond, we're sorry Gary, we promise we'll do better.

9/10/2015 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like McJersey is double dipping

9/11/2015 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not possible here in Chicago. C.P.D. has no morale to crush.

9/11/2015 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After the sup berates a commander, he should then take over the district for the next month to show everyone how its done. Show us all how an experienced season police leader would stop all these murders, shootings, robberies and drug dealing. Then compare his performance to everyone else. The only good thing I can say of him is that he has given merit bumps to a few who actually deserved it.

9/11/2015 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Cincy PD should ditch those silly white uniform shirts and those embarrassing, weird bus driver hats. I'm betting a "normal" navy blue cop suit would improve morale and command presence on the street... they say, "Clothes make the man".

9/17/2015 10:25:00 AM  

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