Saturday, October 31, 2015

Injunction Denied

  • As promised, here are the results of this morning’s hearing in front of Judge Rita Novak.

    Although Judge Novak denied the Motion for our TRO, she agreed that the Plaintiff-Officers raise a valid issue as to how officers are being promoted in this round. The Judge found that the Plaintiff-Officers will not suffer enough “irreparable harm”; in that any violation that might occur by the Department during this round of promotions can be resolved by the Court without the need for issuing a TRO.

    The Lodge will be moving forward with the Complaint for Declaratory Judgment that remains pending. As part of the Complaint for Declaratory Judgment, the Court could award all back pay, back benefits and seniority to the officers who should have been promoted.
Any way to tighten up the language in the Contract and the processes? Because every time the City decides to make up the rules as they go along, taxpayers get screwed along with the people trying to legitimately get ahead.

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106 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Any way to tighten up the language in the Contract and the processes?"

That's a virtual impossibility, since you chose to elect the likes of Angelo and his crew.

10/31/2015 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don O'Neil says: "They can do what they want and I will facilitate it because I am now being paid twice my salary. They allow me to double dip? I let them do what they want."

10/31/2015 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did these 13 merit picks interview with the merit board or the Supt. Does the Supt even interview anymore since there is a merit board?

10/31/2015 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are going to waste time and space for 13 people at the academy!

10/31/2015 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the next officers in line get paid sergeant's pay and benefits until they are promoted. Then they will not have been harmed because they are white, male or lack clout.

This was proposed and almost done back in the 1980's during the Judge Prentiss Marshal era. The FOP lawyers didn't want to do anything about that because they wouldn't make any money off of that.

10/31/2015 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This seemed like a no brainer in court . What high level Fop attys went to argue our side ? That goof herbert ? Or the attorneys from the law firm who get $60k a month ? At least it sounds like there is hope for those who were passed up .

10/31/2015 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Lodge" has been a joke since I got on the job 20 years ago. This ain't the 1980 Olympics.The underdog is not going to beat a bunch of pros. Just a group of policemen pretending to be big time business agents and fucking up everything they touch. Armchair quarterbacks.

10/31/2015 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little off topic and a little off color...

I think most of us love Donald Trump and hope he is our next president and undoes the damage of the last eight years. But he should just STFU when it comes to women. For example...

Trump's private jet arrives at Heathrow international Airport and he deplanes and strides to a waiting limousine that drives him to a warm and dignified reception with the Queen.

From there, they are driven in a 1934 Bentley to the edge of central London where they change to a magnificent 17th century carriage hitched to six white horses.

They continue on towards Buckingham Palace, waving to the thousands of cheering Britons; all is going well.

Suddenly, the right rear horse lets fly with the most horrendous earth-shattering fart ever heard in the British Empire. The fart shakes the coach. The smell is atrocious! Both passengers in the carriage must use perfume-dipped handkerchiefs over their nose, but the two do their best to ignore the incident.

The Queen turns to Trump saying, "Mr. Trump, please accept my regrets. I am sure you understand there are some things that even a Queen cannot control."

Trump, with his usual diplomatic aplomb, replied, "Your Majesty, do not give the matter another thought. Until you mentioned it, I thought it was one of the horses."

10/31/2015 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess at least 31 coppers (soon to be Sgts) will be getting some back pay...

10/31/2015 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is TRO?

10/31/2015 04:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm -
Here's for all those saying that Zogg is a good guy:

"Padilla accused officers in the Special Operations Section of dragging him down a stairwell, handcuffing him, taking him to an alley and ordering him to lead them to guns and drugs.

When he said he couldn’t help, they drove him to his home and his mother’s home where they conducted illegal searches, Padilla said. After finding nothing, the officers allegedly framed him with cocaine possession.

Officers Keith Herrera, Stephen DelBosque, Margaret Hopkins, Donovan Markiewicz and Paul Zogg were defendants. The amounts owed go from $5,000 (Hopkins) to $50,500 (Herrera)."


Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Officers-City-Ordered-to-Pay-in-Wrongful-Arrest-Suit-261167761.html#ixzz3q8kbsVta

10/31/2015 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think it's bad here, up in Lake County all they are obligated to promote in rank order is the guy who scores number one on the list. Everyone after that can be appointed in any order the Sheriff decides. So if you score number 2, you can be passed over by the guy that scored 1000.

10/31/2015 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's a 65/35 chance FOP will win at arbitration. But the next 13 in rank order will have to wait while the city drags it's feet and uses every legal trick in the book to prolong the decision. Anyone with 25 years or so on the job knows this is the modus operandi of the city. There is nothing the FOP can do to make it go any faster but file motions in a timely fashion in court, start the grievance procedure, and file an unfair labor practice complaint with the State Labor Board.

$$$$$

10/31/2015 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so they won't say how big the class announced in november will be. interesting

10/31/2015 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let us see if any of these future leaders care about being promoted! All of a sudden guys that have done nothing in the FOP such as vote, go to a meeting or anything else are blowing up the phones at the hall.

May be they should have to put some skin in the game since they will no longer be active members if they are promoted.
What good is the sergeant union if they don't pitch in too.


Those poor saps with the tattoos beefs are out cash because they hire a hack lawyer with a weak argument.

10/31/2015 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say it, but the City may prevail in this one. The language in the Merit clause has that secret word in there...."may" may use merit. Their argument is going to be they didn't use it for the last class, so we promoted this group just to close that promotion round. It's going to be up to the Judge to define what is a promotion round. Even though they never did it this way, doesn't mean they can't. Their argument will be that they "banked" the merit from the previous promotion and used it now. Well see....

10/31/2015 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Amicus CPD said...

The Federal Court approved hiring plan, available here: http://chicagoinspectorgeneral.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/CPD-Hiring-Plan.pdf , provides that the Office of the Inspector General for Chicago is required to ensure compliance. When there is not compliance it can suspend the process until resolved. We need them to suspend the process.

We should all go make a complaint about this violation of the hiring process, which can be done at:

https://chicagoinspectorgeneral.org/get-involved/fight-waste-fraud-and-abuse/report-unfair-hiring-and-employment-practices/unfair-hiring-online-form/

Specifically, you need to complain that Chapter III para 12 of the hiring plan and Chapter V para A of the hiring plan have been violated. Maybe if enough complaints come in someone will look at it.

Amicus CPD

10/31/2015 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the "Meritorious 13" be able to sue for back pay and benefits since they apparently are part of the April round of promotions. Merit Sgt + half a year's seniority, pay, & benefits. Thanks Gary

10/31/2015 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) just got coffee looked at cover of Sundays suntimes story about clouted punk cfd boss that injured CPD copper investigation, then looked over at tribune cover investigation of coppers yep we sell papers media bias maybe?

10/31/2015 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The gang of "13"See you suckholes in the academy. Merit is a morale killer!

10/31/2015 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inspector General Joe Ferguson is responsible for policing the hiring plan, so was he complicit in the scheme, asleep at the switch, or maybe he does not want to jeopardize a Bromance with Rahm/Garry ? Bring back Noelle Brennan and replace this manling !

10/31/2015 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must be nice to do terrible on the test but still get promoted over guys who did great on the same test. How shaddy

10/31/2015 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The damage McCarthy has done to CPD will take years to fix, if it ever can be fixed at all. This guy must have something on Rahm or he would have been launched already.

10/31/2015 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So typical.

Diverting the money that should go to promotions, pensions, benefits, and people. Instead it goes to connected lawyers and court costs.

10/31/2015 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


What does it say about your leader. A leader that would rather waste money on parasitic lawyers and politicians than award it to the hard working rank and file

10/31/2015 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Sgts., what's this I hear about a complaint on a Sgt.? What the hell is going on in 12?

10/31/2015 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One way to fix this serious problem is to STOP VOTING DEMOCRAT!!!!!!!!
Idiots.

10/31/2015 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow what crap lawyers does the FOP hire? Hope we don't pay them up front. Should have been a slam dunk.

10/31/2015 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FAIL. Great job, FLoP

10/31/2015 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really sick of the old saying "he would have been promoted off the list anyway" but took a merit spot. At least have the balls to admit you received the promotion over your fellow officers who scored better than you. Your reward is also lifetime seniority. But remember, you really earned it. Pathetic.

10/31/2015 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big fucking surprise in cook county courts

10/31/2015 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too much clout on that list to touch. Nice move judgie-wudgie.
It's all fair and square. The City wins again.

10/31/2015 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was totally expected. You guys fail to realize this is in our favor. A TRO isn't necessary here because you can make all the officers who got passed over whole by backdating their pay and seniority. It's not irreparable. She pretty much said we have a good beef. Think of it this way. City wants to knock down a building and you say it's a historical landmark. A TRO would be issued because once you knock it down you can't do shit about it afterwards. Same concept but like I said you can make the officers whole just by backdating their seniority and pay. You can't rebuild a historical building. That's irreparable. This isn't a bad thing she's willing to hear arguments and sounds like she thinks what the city did is bullshit.

10/31/2015 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm anxiously awaiting for the greatest leader of men , former marine, and SOS member to lead me at work each day. I promise to bring in 43 contact catds each shift. My only hope is that you become President of the United States because of your outstanding leadership skills.

10/31/2015 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the test case ,soon All Promotions will be like Captain Rank .
Only the best will be promoted on the Chicago police department.

10/31/2015 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Cop unions organizing to boycott punk tarentinos crappy movies! Dean are we in? It does say Chicago!

https://www.thewrap.com/national-police-union-calls-for-total-tarantino-boycott/

10/31/2015 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How weird. Only 13 undeserving merit kiss asses walking the halls of the academy in a Sgt class. What a waste! It's just not fair that cops get promoted and a chance to make more money based solely on who they know. While the unconnected have to score well on the test to make more money.

10/31/2015 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People, this was theatrics by the FOP to make it look like they are doing something for the membership. Look up (Google) the requirement for a TRO in all FED/STATE courts - "MUST BE IMMEDIATE IRREPAIRABLE HARM". Any affected officer has a remedy through the grievance process & the courts. Both can require the City to adjust seniority & award damages (back pay). STOP letting the FOP fool us with parlor tricks and wasting our money on HACK lawyers. Wake up, are these Merit13 worth the thousands being spent from our dues money or is the FOP using smoke & mirrors to avoid the work they're not doing - OUR PENSIONS.
From a Lawyer & a lifelong blue shirt.

10/31/2015 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't do well on the test scoring in the 1200's but what sucks is a lot of these guys did worse than me. They could have scored in the 4000's and look now they're Sgts. What a morale killer.

10/31/2015 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All city,state and local governments are controlled by politians who will always control who gets hired and promoted. always been that way and will always be.

10/31/2015 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That joke about Trump was taken from a story that happened to Reagan on his British visit

10/31/2015 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous XXXXXXXXXXX said...

TO: Anonymous said...
Hmmmm -
Here's for all those saying that Zogg is a good guy:
10/31/2015 05:30:00 AM

.....Fuck you, Zogg is a good guy. Anyone ever make a bullshit beef on you? You ever think another copper is on some bullshit and walk away to keep yourself out of his shit? Somebody ever think they're doing you a favor and throw you on the paper because you just showed up on their stop? Yea, me too. You obviously have a vendetta. Don't make any more pussy moves until you walk up to Paul and talk with him. Dick!

10/31/2015 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this Zogg ball washing is embarrassing, he was in the military, great! But he also has some ties to the SOS scandal and former coppers serving time in prison. Can we keep some perspective here. All these "I'd follow him into battle" posts are getting ridiculous. You guys are acting like he's Seiser or something!

Seiser still runs it!!

10/31/2015 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember this 13 shameless suckholes when they tell you they earned it

10/31/2015 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 years down the line all will be forgotten. People involved will have moved on to bigger and better jobs. Names will be forgotten. Similar things have happened and forgotten. No one really cares. Move along nothing to see here......

10/31/2015 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
The damage McCarthy has done to CPD will take years to fix, if it ever can be fixed at all. This guy must have something on Rahm or he would have been launched already.

10/31/2015 09:01:00 AM<<<

The first part is correct. But the second part, McNUMBNUTS is doing exactly what Rahm wants his to do. Run the CPD into the ground and drive down the costs. The officers and the citizens be damned.

10/31/2015 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Interesting article about CPD and CFD

http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/1057009/watchdogs-clout-heavy-firefighters-shove-proves-costly-city-taxpayers

10/31/2015 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Federal Court approved hiring plan, available here: http://chicagoinspectorgeneral.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/CPD-Hiring-Plan.pdf , provides that the Office of the Inspector General for Chicago is required to ensure compliance. When there is not compliance it can suspend the process until resolved. We need them to suspend the process.

We should all go make a complaint about this violation of the hiring process, which can be done at:

https://chicagoinspectorgeneral.org/get-involved/fight-waste-fraud-and-abuse/report-unfair-hiring-and-employment-practices/unfair-hiring-online-form/

Specifically, you need to complain that Chapter III para 12 of the hiring plan and Chapter V para A of the hiring plan have been violated. Maybe if enough complaints come in someone will look at it.

Dear blog administrator:

Can you please make this a main post? It's really important for people to see it. The Superintendent went against a federally approved court ordered hiring plan that was put in place as part of the Shakman settlement. We all need to band together as brothers in blue and fight for fairness and justice... So please make this a main post.

10/31/2015 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's for all those saying that Zogg is a good guy:

"Padilla accused officers in the Special Operations Section of dragging him down a stairwell, handcuffing him, taking him to an alley and ordering him to lead them to guns and drugs.

When he said he couldn’t help, they drove him to his home and his mother’s home where they conducted illegal searches, Padilla said. After finding nothing, the officers allegedly framed him with cocaine possession.

Officers Keith Herrera, Stephen DelBosque, Margaret Hopkins, Donovan Markiewicz and Paul Zogg were defendants. The amounts owed go from $5,000 (Hopkins) to $50,500 (Herrera)."
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Oh, some gang banger sues and gets a judgement??? He must be a bad guy.! I have known Paul since college. He was always a squared away, polite and moral guy. Do you know him personally, troll?

10/31/2015 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRO = Temporary Restraint Order

$$$$$

10/31/2015 04:12:00 PM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

Anonymous said...
I hate to say it, but the City may prevail in this one. The language in the Merit clause has that secret word in there...."may" may use merit.

I thought the same thing.

Same deal with the making "merit" each "round". Unless specifically defined, the city will say "round" means "the entirety that the current Sergeants list exists". NEXT sergeant exam graded and ranked? There begins a new "round".

Ya see how that works? It works to benefit the city, NOT the employees. Just like RDO cancellations for bullshit. Just like the loss of retro pay for a year because of an FOP/City Hall-orchestrated gaffe. Just like the desk sergeant arbitration (anyone affected want to update us all on that?). Just like furlough by watch. Just like the tattoo nonsense. I'm sure you've heard the phrase "you can't fight city hall"? Well, there are just a few examples that immediately come to mind.

And while on the subject, here's a pipe dream that the FOP half-ass entertained last contract negotiations to appease the masses but really had no intention of pursuing...

Let's define "merit" for these illustrious folks that get a bump in rank. Let's itemize their entire careers and related accomplishments to see just what justifies putting them into a leadership role. I'll never respect some 9 year on the job JO with gifted stripes when s/he did buy-busts out of OCD for 6 of those years [example].

Remember, kids, it's all legit.

10/31/2015 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has FOP 7 joined in yet? is it safe?





Latest escalation puts director’s “The Hateful Eight” and any future movies in crosshairs of cops nationwide

The police boycott of Quentin Tarantino‘s “The Hateful Eight” has received the endorsement of the National Association of Police Organizations — a group representing 1,000 police units and associations and over 241,000 sworn law enforcement officers.

- See more at:



https://www.thewrap.com/national-police-union-calls-for-total-tarantino-boycott/#sthash.1Zyi7vkU.dpuf


10/31/2015 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did these 13 merit picks interview with the merit board or the Supt. Does the Supt even interview anymore since there is a merit board?

Yes he did, and, he's not required to but he does.

10/31/2015 05:00:00 PM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Merit promotions will be the death of this department.

10/31/2015 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this Sgt class is going to start, does that mean the current Sgts that were held from going to their units are going to go now?

10/31/2015 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also did two tours in Iraq and Afg.....but what does sitting in a guarded military compound do for me to say I'm now qualified to be a Sgt, Lt or any other high position in the private sector.....NONE! 75% of us were in a combat zone but never seen combat....we sat around fueling vehicles, transporting equipment, playing cards, working out......that's what most of these guys an girls on here claiming to be WAR VETERANS......Please.....u never saw combat!

10/31/2015 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The damage McCarthy has done to CPD will take years to fix, if it ever can be fixed at all. This guy must have something on Rahm or he would have been launched already.

10/31/2015 09:01:00 AM

He probably knows the name of that fiercely dedicated college counselor who works late at night, taking calls from the son of the mayor of Chicago.

10/31/2015 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for allowing me to stay in my district as a po and collect sergeants pay Gary. You're not that bad of a guy after all.

10/31/2015 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2700 W. 51st, Concealed Carry thwarts robbery. Bad guy gone for good

10/31/2015 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Wow what crap lawyers does the FOP hire? Hope we don't pay them up front. Should have been a slam dunk.

10/31/2015 09:59:00 AM


Remember, this Judge Novak heard this in the Chancery Division, Cook County Circuit Court, IN THE DALEY CENTER. How fair of a shake for you think we will ever get in the damn Daley Center? These judges all stand in front of Ed Burke, John Daley and Mike Madigan and grovel to get slated in front of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee. They owe their jobs to those lousy fucks. They don't owe the FOP jack shit.

10/31/2015 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid law enforcement taking away our benevolent drug dealers...
http://trib.in/1PVHRz0

10/31/2015 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think it's bad here, up in Lake County all they are obligated to promote in rank order is the guy who scores number one on the list. Everyone after that can be appointed in any order the Sheriff decides. So if you score number 2, you can be passed over by the guy that scored 1000.

------------------------

All sheriff departments in all counties operate that way.

10/31/2015 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRO: temporary restraining order. An injunction to stop forward progress.

10/31/2015 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic. Former Congressman Gus Savage has died........

10/31/2015 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, concealed carry holder blasts armed robber

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/10/31/would-be-robber-fatally-shot-at-gage-park-business/

10/31/2015 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the city would do things right they wouldn't be in this mess.

11/01/2015 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that coppers voted yes for a contract that started this merit bullshit, probably in exchange for a small 1% raise. We only have us to blame.

11/01/2015 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


 Anonymous said...

I'm anxiously awaiting for the greatest leader of men , former marine, and SOS member to lead me at work each day. I promise to bring in 43 contact catds each shift. My only hope is that you become President of the United States because of your outstanding leadership skills.

10/31/2015 11:53:00 AM

I sniffed his seat in the squadcar when he was getting gas at FT. Needless to say my doctor says there is no prescription drug that has the opposite effect of Cialis.


11/01/2015 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
One way to fix this serious problem is to STOP VOTING DEMOCRAT!!!!!!!!
Idiots.

10/31/2015 09:54:00 AM
Anonymous said...
I believe that coppers voted yes for a contract that started this merit bullshit, probably in exchange for a small 1% raise. We only have us to blame.

11/01/2015 12:16:00 AM<<<

VOTE FRAUD I never voted for a Democrat, I have only met one cop who voted for the "It's only $2.00 a paycheck for Medical Insurance", and one cop who voted for Rahm.

It doesn't matter who votes. It only matter who counts the votes.

11/01/2015 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that coppers voted yes for a contract that started this merit bullshit, probably in exchange for a small 1% raise. We only have us to blame.

11/01/2015 12:16:00 AM

You're wrong, but I'll let you figure out how to use a search engine. I'll spot you the time period of late 90's.

11/01/2015 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God I should have studied harder!!!!

11/01/2015 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simply wrong the department should immediately promote 32 new sergeant based on rank score and receive back pay and benefits to the same date as the newly promoted 13 sergeants.

11/01/2015 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol studying makes you a good sergeant lol

11/01/2015 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never even heard of Zogg before this Blog. Now I'm picturing a guy who's 7 feet tall, has tree trunks for biceps carries an axe and walks around with a blue ox.

11/01/2015 06:29:00 AM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

Officers Keith Herrera, Stephen DelBosque, Margaret Hopkins, Donovan Markiewicz and Paul Zogg were defendants. The amounts owed go from $5,000 (Hopkins) to $50,500 (Herrera)."

Hate to break your bubble kid, but if you want to defend sigh, you should of removed the first name on the list, Keith HERRERA. Any list with that name or the other one is like ice in Death Valley.

11/01/2015 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I hope this PZ cat comes to my unit. I want to shine his shoes or do I have to stand in line?

11/01/2015 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The courts allowed the merit promotions to continue because a TRO is issued by a judge to stop irreparable harm. (Such as a building being torn down, the judge will issue a TRO until the matter has a full hearing because once a building is destroyed it can't be rebuilt without significant cost/damages. Same for printing an article, can't take back what is already out there). However, there is no reason to issue a TRO in this case. there are no irreparable damages incurred. Once the FOP files for violation of the contract, the judge/arbitrator will have a chance to hear the facts of the case. Promoting 30 Sgts to supplement the class and fill out the remainder of non-merit Sgts can be done at any time in the future. The seniority dates can be adjusted and back pay will/can be paid, so no reason to stop the promotions.

11/01/2015 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, here's to the above poster** (10/31/2015 03:57:00 PM) who intentionally left out the last paragraph from that article indicating that one of the officers (initially only named) remained on the job and was NOT fined.
He was determined NOT to be involved by the investigating body, the FBI.

Again to plagiarize a SCC overall description of this type of individual who posts and meets the criteria...** "ASSHAT!"

11/01/2015 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each day I read this blog and wonder about the rank and file. SCC does a great job in letting us know what is going on and what is coming down the road yet we cannot band together as one voice to stop anything. So yeah, we are going to be shit upon time and again. How many of you voted in the last mayoral election? How many of you voted in the FOP elections? Maybe 10-15%! If you don't vote you have no right to bitch. A non-vote is still a vote, you just voted for the status quo. WAKE UP!

11/01/2015 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Interesting article about CPD and CFD

http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/1057009/watchdogs-clout-heavy-firefighters-shove-proves-costly-city-taxpayers

10/31/2015 02:45:00 PM

Another example of clouted assholes acting like criminals and being protected by top administrators for their close relations with father, grandfather, uncle etc. who also held high ranking positions. A sergeant of police needing "permission" to arrest a fireman for agg batt - outrageous and beyond corrupt. And taxpayers have to payout a million, while this shithead fireman who should have been fired, not only kept his job but was promoted! He gets a punitive judgement for 5K, while he makes six figures/yr, and will collect hundreds of thousands more in retirement pension. Meanwhile, they are handing out suspensions to patrolmen like candy on halloween for reading a report, beards, tats, hats, and dozens more bs. Yeah - like someone pointed out earlier, this is all really fkn legit. What a fkn joke

11/01/2015 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Barney Fife said...

I believe that coppers voted yes for a contract that started this merit bullshit, probably in exchange for a small 1% raise. We only have us to blame.

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I am pretty sure you're wrong. It was a court decision based upon an agreement.

Adams v. City of Chicago, 135 F.3d 1150 (1998)
• Although 46% of those who took the Chicago Police Sgt. Test were minorities, only 12% were later eligible for promotion. P’s alleged disparate impact and a violation of Title VII.
• 1993 Sgt’s test (administered in first 3 months of 1994). 3 parts, the third being oral. There was no meritorious whatsoever. 4,700 took parts I (31.8% were black, 10.8% were Hispanic, and 56.4% were white) and II, of which 1,900 went on to part III. But after all three parts were graded, about 88% of those designated to be promoted to sergeant were white and 12% were minority.

• HOW MERIT CAME ABOUT.
• The plaintiffs filed an interlocutory appeal(in regards to a preliminary injunction).. However, during the pendency of this appeal, the City of Chicago initiated a Blue Ribbon Task Force to review the Department's promotion practices. By consent of the parties, argument on this appeal was delayed until the Task Force issued its report. In May 1997, the Task Force issued its report recommending that up to 30% of the Department's promotions to sergeant be made on the basis of "merit." This meant that current sergeants and lieutenants would pick 30% of the police officers that would be promoted to sergeant. However, the report also recommends that the current test continue to be used to assure that sergeants given "merit" promotions meet a minimum level of competence.

11/01/2015 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger Barney Fife said...

Anonymous said...
I hate to say it, but the City may prevail in this one. The language in the Merit clause has that secret word in there...."may" may use merit.

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Wrong.

The city may prevail on the hiring of the last class straight off the list.

But they cannot promote the all merit class. The language means from 0-30% may be merit, so 70-100% HAS TO BE OFF THE LIST.

11/01/2015 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city may prevail on the hiring of the last class straight off the list.

But they cannot promote the all merit class. The language means from 0-30% may be merit, so 70-100% HAS TO BE OFF THE LIST.

11/01/2015 10:40:00 AM

Quit complaining, if you got on this job no clout,and not "lucky" your a patrolman for life anything else is a bonus, thats the way it is and always was! I'm the boss respect me! D-1 my career had a few "spots" started D-1 retired recently D-1" did ok, the job pays well just have zero expectations of promotion and you will survive!

11/01/2015 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Never even heard of Zogg before this Blog. Now I'm picturing a guy who's 7 feet tall, has tree trunks for biceps carries an axe and walks around with a blue ox.

11/01/2015 06:29:00 AM

Yeah, it's being laid on pretty thick here. Enough, people. Give it a rest.

11/01/2015 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous The Zodiac said...

TRO is an emergency act. Fop needs to still work on an injunction. In the end I suspect that another 31 people are going to get made with same seniority number. It just begs the question: why does the department do this? Why invite litigation?

11/01/2015 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous The Zodiac said...

8:57 is correct.

TRO means Temporary Restraining Order.

11/01/2015 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My next door neighbor Charlie is a great guy. He has served in Vietnam and frequently shovels the neighbors snow in the winter. He is a solid squared away guy. Although he's not a police officer apparently these are the only qualities that are required to make merit sgt according to numerous posts on here. I'm hoping Mccarthy notices him and makes him a sgt.

11/01/2015 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask yourself this . Out of all the officers on the sos incident in question all were fired or criminally charged except one. Even the idiots on the street can figure out this one when a few are picked off the dope spot and everyone is charged and one guy goes free.

11/01/2015 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check the previous promotions to Sergeant. Did they use their entire 30% each time? It should be easy enough to check. FOP? If the ivory tower did not use just one spot for the last 13 times they promoted sergeants, they have it figured we owe them 13 promotions to sergeant. Oddly enough, 13 is the same number of sergeants to merit lieutenant they tried to promote in 4/1995. It was the first time they tried to promote via merit. It was challenged in the courts and, years later, the city prevailed.

11/01/2015 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol scoring 1400 on the Sergeants exam makes you a good Sgt lol

11/01/2015 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>> sniffed his seat in the squadcar when he was getting gas at FT. Needless to say my doctor says there is no prescription drug that has the opposite effect of Cialis.

11/01/2015 12:57:00 AM<<<

To counteract the effects of an overdose of Cialis or Viagra which produces "an erection lasting four hours or more" the standard Emergency Room Protocol is to have the patient lie down quietly, drink plenty of fluids and stare at a photo of Hillary Clinton.

Someone recently wrote that they thought I was a company man with no sense of humor.

11/01/2015 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zogg is a good copper and some pimpy internet trolls want to bad mouth him to those people go fuck off!

11/02/2015 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP should demand and post the true ranking of every merit promotion

11/02/2015 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP doesn't care about Sgt. Promotions never has,they want the dues every month. There is not much they can due anyway, they are powerless with the Mayor,always will be

11/02/2015 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Mark Parus(009) said...

Union is useless. Waste of money. Anything you want to win you better sue yourself.

11/02/2015 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Sounds like they should have given him his stripes at the merit interview instead of reporting for class.

11/02/2015 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The gang of "13"See you suckholes in the academy. Merit is a morale killer!

10/31/2015 08:47:00 AM

Not if we see you first. Spars for everyone!!!
Signed,
The "13" leader

11/02/2015 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Met the 13, All top notch people with outstanding work ethic and polished careers. The Process worked very well with this group! Great choices top brass!

11/02/2015 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the big picture here is also this presiding judge who is by the way working secretly for the big house by the way. looking up her record indicates that she barks where the department wants so good luck to all police officers dealing with this bit*h..

11/02/2015 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Zogg is a good copper and some pimpy internet trolls want to bad mouth him to those people go fuck off!

11/02/2015 12:38:00 AM

No.

11/02/2015 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zogg is a good copper and some pimpy internet trolls want to bad mouth him.....

Here's a tip : If you want to congratulate him - do it in person. Let the bad mouthers talk crap. All the back n forth doesn't do him any favors - good guy or not. Out of sight. Out of mind No kneel to ZOGG

11/02/2015 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge basically said that she agreed w/The Cops but not enough to reverse. Our lives weren't fucked enough for her to overturn
Same ole bullshit

11/02/2015 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He once arrested 3 men with one set of handcuffs.....exempts call him sir.....he once drove a squad car with only 3 wheels....he contact carded the doctor when he was born.....z is no longer zebra but rather, ZOGG......he is the most merit worthy man in the world....stay jealous my friends

11/03/2015 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's this about 140 new sgts starting in early December?

11/03/2015 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

140 sgts in December ? NO ONE else (human) is making sgt . Every sgt henceforth will be an exact replica DNA clone of ZOGG . .. Let me get an event # for a ZOGG mission in the violence zone . Mobile out

11/05/2015 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zogg....Never heard of him.

11/08/2015 02:28:00 PM  

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