Thursday, December 03, 2015

Lt Test in Trouble?

Rumors rumors rumors:
  • SCC please help us out. Sgts please contact IAD with any names or evidence concerning this corrupt Lt exam. I will be scheduled to go down on Fri to give a statement. Confidential CR # generated and no one wants to be associated with this list. The top scores have a lot of explaining to do. #1 and #2 you should get some jail time. Shame on you!!!
Last week, when we posted about the results, we pointed out that the wife of the Department's  number two guy scored the top spot. That's a strange coincidence seeing as how the number two guy is just about always a SME (Subject Matter Expert) for the upcoming exams. Some people objected in the comment section claiming that if a white guy had scored #1, we and others wouldn't be complaining.

Wrong.

You see, we've studied a bit. We've taken math courses, including one called "Statistics," and we remember a bit about it. We've also studied (never gambled) at a little place called "Las Vegas" and we can say that statistics play a heavy roll in what happens there at the tables.

We're too busy to look it up, but we've written more than a few lines about certain "coincidence:"
  • in 011 that had six or eight members all get a promotion in the same class;
  • or that a certain Chief's Administrative Sergeants scored #1 and #2 on a Lt test, paving the way to their elevation to Command Staff;
  • or their successor scoring the top slot one test later;
  • or the husband/wife duo who got promoted together in another Lt class;
  • or the six or seven guys all from 025 getting made in the soon-to-be-delayed Sgt class
Statistics are funny things. Odds, too. And the chances of all these people just happening to work together, to follow the same career path, or studying together and scoring close enough to be promoted together are so infinitesimally small, that the streak currently enjoyed by the denizens of 35th Street  would cause any reputable gambling syndicate to throw in the towel.

But this is Chicago, and the game has always been rigged. And an investigation by IAD would undoubtedly be rigged, too. But it would be amusing to get all these lucky ducks under oath.

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139 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally have scored within the top 7%-10% on my exams and was promoted in rank order to detective and then to sergeant. My score is so bad on this lieutenants examination that my ranking can only be expressed in exponential numbers. I didn't get stupid all of a sudden, nor do I have early onset dementia. Several sergeants who are attorneys, meaning they got into and out of law school and passed a state bar examination, fared no better; however, those who scored so poorly that their only hope was a merit promotion to sergeant now dominate the top 25 spots? This doesn't happen in nature and I smell a rat in my SOUP.

12/03/2015 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Patty Casey can make it "legit" anyone can.

12/03/2015 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Seisers's illegitimate son said...

Sorry dude,hate to burst your bubble,but the conspiracy about 25 is bullshit.no team awesome secret study group,no knowing the answers beforehand.it was called studying,having half a brain,drinking alcohol and educated guessing.My sweet recipe for success.When the difference between scoring in the top 50 and in the 1000's is only a matter of 8 points,all it takes is a simple mistake anyone could've made that could've screwed up the whole test.Now if you excuse me,my non phone call having north side ass will now plot out my 2 hour drive to 003 everyday and continue to see this joke of a job for what it is.P.S. I heard kool aid doesn't go well with jack Daniels so I'll pass.Stay fetal my friends!!!

12/03/2015 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy enough. Put each person, in rank order on the lie box before they are given a spot in a class. We do it for new hires, why not. If they refuse the test, they are eliminated from the pool. They should have to answer if they received an unfair advantage as a result of either answers or advanced notice of the questions on the test.

12/03/2015 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know what score they got. The scores were sent in emails. Did you see these emails? At this point it's talk. I could tell you any number.

12/03/2015 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you are obviously just jealously picking on the best and brightest.
They are all really good at taking tests.

It is just a coincidence.
Yeah, that's the ticket!
It was just coincidence!
They all coincidently did really good!

-Jon Lovitz

12/03/2015 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were given the answers to the test. Its the CPD. Nothing to see here. Move on.

12/03/2015 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got solid proof, present it to the FBI or/and the U S Attorneys office.

12/03/2015 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TK would have a shit fit! My daddy my daddy my daddy!

12/03/2015 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous 2nd watch eyes and ears said...

Lets not forget Lt KS formerly of 011 now in 025 also a SME and magically his wife scores way high in the order. Same wife who was an absent Sgt for her team letting them run unsupervised in 011 and never to be found. Hubby KS would take care of her team if they needed anything while she was doing whatever. Whats the GOs say about letting your officers use your pc# to approve there own inventories type and submit their own trrs, pursuits etc???? Guess its all good when hubby is the WC. F*^k the both of them, will never command the respect of the REAL police. Hope this Lts test and list get trashed its soooo damn corrupted.

~ 011 2nd watch

12/03/2015 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this implying what I think it is?

12/03/2015 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have renewed faith in SCC, thank you for helping bring this sham to light!
Here is a little bit of info that may help.
Please look into the Noble Study Group sessions that were held at HQ. I heard EW gave several people key inside info on the Lts test. There are a few newer Sgts working at HQ, all with less than 5 years, all F/1, and they have been brown nosing the bosses and "bending over" backward to gain favors. Some people have no self respect it appears. I know one that said she was going to score in the top 20 because she works at HQ and is a member of NOBLE and they have access to the LTs test because recently retired Al W. & EW were both subject experts.
I will try and gather more info from these suck up as they continue to bragg like their untouchable.

I hope the list is delayed until a full investigation is completetd. With as much negative attention the CPD has had over the last two weeks, this Lts test corruption only adds fuel to the fire.

12/03/2015 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th Dist King said...

We need a committee to investigate this right away.

12/03/2015 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt this Lt. Test was rigged. -Fraud- it's the Chicago Way..

12/03/2015 03:40:00 AM  
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12/03/2015 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want to get rid of the Sgt. In the #1 spot just check her OT. How does a house mouse with a take home car accumulate so much OT? They don't! It's clearly theft. Al helped Nick and Nick approved the slips. The money probably went to Atlanta to purchase new furniture.

12/03/2015 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say, most of the female blacks that scored hi on this exam are pretty smart. They do test very well and did put the work in. That being said, I honestly believe they received a great deal of help this go around. I believe that the Chief of Administration has nothing to lose this go around by sharing answers. He will turn 63 sometime next year.

12/03/2015 04:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IAD Confidential is stacked with a lot of pissed off Sergeants waiting to investigate this shit. First order of business is to investigate some of their own. Right NF! Have you found Eddie's birthmark yet? Looks like a swordfish right!

12/03/2015 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give it up.

I worked in IAD and have been involved in several investigations revolving aroung promotional exams.
None have been sustained. Why?
Direct orders of the current command staff and inhouse former FBI agent who knows who pays his salary.
Make no waves and all will get by with no problems.
Just look at past promoted command staff like Trahanus or West. Even the mayors office has a phone call who makes
it past Sergeant. Test scores are just what is used to get you pointed toward the promotion.

12/03/2015 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well another group from out south had asst from a well known sme....and scored reasonably high w a secret study group!

But unless those affected complain..business as usual.

12/03/2015 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people are so smart they're stupid. You gonna cheat on a test, that's no time to be grandstanding.

12/03/2015 05:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who still believes that testing in Chicago is legit; well that person is maybe too stupid to promote in the first place! Yes, they will promote the majority off of the real scores, but a substantial number will always be kept for political or crony promotion. This has occurred throughout the history of the Department. Ask your parents, if you come from a police family about Exam Scam. It is statistically impossible, and has been for decades for so many children of bosses or connected people to score as well as they do. UNTIL AND UNLESS SCIENCE CAN IDENTIFY A "CLOUT GENE", IT IS JUST IMPOSSIBLE TO ACCEPT CHICAGO POLICE TEST SCORES! It borders on humorous, that at one point they hired Arthur Anderson to audit the test, then that company went out of business for cooking the books. I can still remember taking that Lt. Exam and getting one score in the mail, then a few weeks later I received a corrected score and it was lower! I retired a Sgt. "Baby G"

12/03/2015 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boss EJ...gives cf key study stuff who shares w db and merit ap. All do well.
Unfair advantage.

12/03/2015 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, from what I have supposedly overheard (hint hint) anyone from HQ did quite well on the LT test. Secondly and supposedly the top 30 of the LT test is loaded with female 1's. The top scorer is a female 1. She wouldn't have helped a fellow sister out would she? She is married to the #2 guy in the departemnt. As you said statistics don't lie. How can one group, that being female 1's do so well on the test? Connect the dots on these female 1's. How many have had recent conversations/phone calls/emails/texts with #2's wife? It shouldn't be hard. My old female 1 Sgt knows #2's wife. She was shocked at how much she knew before taking the test. Sounds like somebody knew the questions.

12/03/2015 06:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Lisa Madagan and Loretta Lynch can use the Feds to look in to promotional tests..... they want a federal consent decree, right?

12/03/2015 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sour grapes. Study harder.

12/03/2015 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't wast your time with IAD. Go to the Inspector General. The gold stars are more affraid of the IG. They'll already be at HQ auditing FOIA and in car camera sections due to the incompetence of Ralph Price, our General Counsel.

12/03/2015 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOIA any record CPD maintains that identifies all SMEs for the test , CPD must produce within (5) business days. Round II, after list is provided, FOIA their e-mails, texts, phone records and any other record they maintain related to the test.

12/03/2015 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be calling as soon as I see the lights come on that floor.
SC and PM are best friends and got the answers from GW
MH got the test from Hubby and she shared it with a chosen few.
DB is the girlfriend of EW, she studied the test
NF is the girlfriend of EJ, she studied the test
PM is good friends with NF who made Sgt at the same time and she shared the test with him
You heard it here first. This has been going on for years but this time around was very ridiculous.
Please check out The number 2 man I heard he cheated as well.
Let's see how this plays out. All walking around like they've accomplished something and they cheated
Rule 14 violation

12/03/2015 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good glad to hear every white shirt should be looked at not surprised. The Feds should look at everything especially the department promotions and testing process enough is enough all cheaters should be held accountable . The Feds should go to 35 Michigan and take control of building .

12/03/2015 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all about who you know. Can't you guys figure that out? And you wonder why CPD has such problems with trust and ability.

12/03/2015 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give them a
Polygraph test ASAP the time has come for the true to come out .

12/03/2015 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is fantastic! I'm on board. Please post your findings at IAD and how other Sergeants can support this effort. I called the Sergeant Union and spoke with Ade. He said he heard the same rumors going back to previous tests with both Mauers administration and Cline's Admin. He said the problem is how do you prove it. My first thought is that we are the police, we investigate. It's been stated in previous posts. You just follow the paper trail. Contact CPS Solutions, subpoena their records of who had advance copies, who were Subject Matter Experts? SME's had to sign letters of confidentiality, threaten SMEs with time pending separation if they do not comply with investigation. This could rival the Hired Truck Scandal! The timing sucks, of course! But giving away promotions and cheating going up to the highest ranks of the CPD! This whole organization could come tumbling down!

12/03/2015 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you saying when the bosses kids, spouses & drinking buddies score extremely well there's a chance that something is fishy?! Can't be...when I look at gold star wall I see the same names generation after generation. OMG I didn't realize. lol

12/03/2015 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you look beyond the first spot you will see a very well represented diversified group of people in the first 50. The conspiracy theorist will have you believe all exams are fixed. I know most went to study groups and did well. I am a minority who has zero clout and have been promoted rank order on the last 3 exams. I went to public schools all my life and studied extensively applying my skill set in the ghetto where practical application correlates in exam settings. Please do not disparage the individuals who actually scored by assuming all minorities on the dept. require assitance or merit to be promoted. If you are skeptical of the exam process and have little hope to get ahead rest assured you can do it because I did. Do not believe everything you hear, the majority studied hard and scored. I am not going to defend any prior exams. I can tell you the higher the stakes the more competition is involved. When you have 8 years between exams most prepare for years for an exam. I can tell you promotional exams are time consuming endeavors that produce the results of the effort put in. Please have hope that you can achieve if you do your best and apply yourself. In these most difficult times why don't we support eachother and affirm those who have achieved a monumental goal.

12/03/2015 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to be a real asshole if your wife is taking a test and you refuse to help her. I mean, I see what you're saying but come on, I would do the same for my wife. Hell, I'd do the same for my partner.

12/03/2015 07:16:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Have Lisa Madigan investigate this, if she has the investigate bug up her ass.

12/03/2015 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it's good for the guys from 011 on MC'S team etc. who all STOLE the stripes with an unfair advantage but not when it's someone else's. Grow up everyone. 011 guys got a bump by basically cheating....now they can't pass a test legit and all I hear when I run into one of them is how "bullshit" it is that "insert name" is ranked under 50 or 100. Too bad. You didn't "earn" anything. Enjoy that stolen promotion.


- FORMER 011-

12/03/2015 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck in this political climate.....as usual the next Lt.'s class will be promoted soon....and this "so-called" investigation will go no where. Deal with it. The most recent sgt test had certain groups scoring well as usual. The biggest problem here is that "test matter" experts are giving "certain people" study groups and specific material. This way those people in the group study the test and memorize those items. Take away this and the tests will become a little.more.legit. this is why certain groups ( 5 or.more people ) from certain teams (011 tact, 025) score high enough on the test to make.it appear they did it by studying.

12/03/2015 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats why we should fight to have every promotion test scored on the way out (if scan tron) and any answers and results posted. Even if someone didn't score well - you think they would like to see where they went wrong. CFD posts all scores. Why don't we ?

12/03/2015 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you are full of shit. I just flipped a quarter 100 times. It landed on heads every time. I swear.

12/03/2015 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're all on crack if you think this is going anywhere. Knowing and having a hunch is one thing. Proving it is an entirely different animal. This happens every promotional test. A lawsuit is filed following the day the results are released. Nothing new and jaw dropping. Just wait Til all the black supervisors file because the test is racist.

12/03/2015 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a very high number of merit Sgt's who claim to be very high {top 100}. Something is rotten in Denmark. Most of them couldn't spell cat if you gave them the c and t. Right now at least 75% of our command staff have a merit promotion with most having multiple. No wonder our department is so f***** up.

12/03/2015 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee Im so shocked. Thats why this department is so screwed up. Way to many people in places of authority who have no idea what they are doing but did well on a test because the answers were given to them.

12/03/2015 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about P.C.from 025 who has been fighting the city to get disability. Then pulled the paperwork to when he found out he was going to get promoted. I guess a white shirt cures all injuries.

12/03/2015 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also heard another merit Sgt scored 24 on this list also from hq / criminal and God will curse you hell I curse you

12/03/2015 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"or the six or seven guys all from 025 getting made in the soon-to-be-delayed Sgt class"

SCC,

From 025 and formerly from 025. Studied my ass off only to be bumped too far back into the list that I'll never get promoted sgt because of the likes of these people.

Clear as day, this group was tipped by a Subject Matter Expert. Yeah, its all legit kids.

- Blue shirt for life and damn proud of it

12/03/2015 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you saying the promotions are not legit!!!

12/03/2015 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc to lump the Guys from 025 into this group you're wrong . I've worked with all of them and watched as they actually STUDIED for the last sgts exam while the rest of us simply didn't ( I scored in the 800"s) . All of them are stand up guys and furthermore none of them run in the same circles for there to be any "collusion" on the test . I have no clue about the other groups you reference but the guys from 025 that did well on the test earned it by studying the material . Please stop spouting lies and innuendo . The whole nation / city / bosses are against us . Why turn on each other . It's not right .

12/03/2015 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The number one took Bernstein too, gave herself an out. She'll say: are you accusing everyone who took the class? Interview over!

12/03/2015 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is always something. No one cried when the Bridgport guys got all the answers to everything plus all the merits spot. Minorities score high and the sky is falling. Eveyone complaining scored over 150. Would you go down and make a statement if you were #10? If you knew there was cheating you were obligated to say something as it happened. Not after you got your score and didn't like it.

12/03/2015 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should hold up any promotions from this last Lt list until the truth comes out about the "secret Gene Williams" study group. Gene was a subject matter expert (SME) who indicated over and over that as long as he doesn't talk specifically about what is on the test he is within his right to hold a study class. Let's be real. Do you think his class would waste time studying orders and law that he knows is NOT on the test? If I had 150 General Orders to study and you had 10 orders that the SME knew to be on the test all of the time I waste on the 140 orders is more time you can study your 10. Even without giving the answers, EW has boosted their chances of doing better 100 fold.

12/03/2015 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only way to do this is to have people from out of state run all examinations. We don't need " subject matter experts" when everything comes from the written orders in the first place. No one in the department should see the test or any part of it until it is revealed at the time of testing.

12/03/2015 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or 5 member of just one tac team from a quiet, north side district that made detective all at once.

12/03/2015 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Soon-to-be delayed Sgt. class" ?? Why would this class be delayed?

12/03/2015 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you becoming a betting man you can bet any report on the CPD and the internal problems will include incompetent supervision and a flawed promotional process. The whole system in this city is corrupt. Alderman and reverends giving names on a piece of paper for merit promotions allowing morons to rise through the ranks. It starts from the top down not the bottom up!

12/03/2015 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous The Ghost of Old Monroe said...

Best and brightest, SCC. Best and brightest.

12/03/2015 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont discount the former 025 district rangers on that list. Corruption runs deep. The uprise of the cursed indian burial ground, that is all. Dont hate the player...

12/03/2015 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about last march. Husband, merit Lt and wife , merit Sgt in same class. Rios family lt in 015 and she went to days in 025 immediately.

12/03/2015 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget the detective test in which 8 people from 2 different tactical teams in 14 made detective in the first 2 classes. Of the all star line/-up was the nephew of Maur and the son of Lt. Dennis Ross. They cheat with the rank order of the test and on the merit promotions.

12/03/2015 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe now we won't have to hear 19 CAPS sgt Clark everyday boasting about making Lt. Can we all have an office to study in with a dept computer that accesses g.o.s?

12/03/2015 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe any of it this dept.is 100% legit. Don't believe it ask Georges.

12/03/2015 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it is in trouble. The formula to catch these cheaters is easy. Look at the percentages of the questions that people got wrong. Now look at the candidates that got them right. Isolate those candidates and the investigation begins. Cell phone records, interview members of the study groups. Subpoena andv review study materials. There will be a link between the cheaters and 35th street. I made Sgt and Lt off the list. No cheating!!!! Wish I wasn't retired. It's a start of a new day with a new Supt. Don't take this lying down. That will be your test of leadership. No cheating!!!

12/03/2015 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big suggestion hear. It sounds like the guy with the balls to fight the system is being set up!

You do not go to IAD with this kinda beef!!!
They will give the info up and begin hiding and coaching the accused.
I wish you knew better.

You filed but it is confidential? Why did the Department do that because clouted and exempts names would be FOIA eligible. Do not turn over any documents! Do not name anyone directly . Let IAD think you are a goof and then file the suit and possible criminal charges.


Scc this might just be the article that sends HQ clouted to pasture. Keep this one at the top for the MEDIa TROLLS who are to lazy to really investigate a story

By the way all clouted cases are confidential so the media cant see them !

12/03/2015 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suburban departments give all of their orders and policies to an outside testing firm. That firm creates a test based on the materials provided. Everything is created by an outside source. Here, we have a test created by insiders, who in return provide the answers to their connected people.

12/03/2015 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think about all that money. xs 5-10 years???????

12/03/2015 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't the last test a Chizewski (sp?) connection? His admin sergeant, now a commander is in the top 10? Chizewski is tight with Janice Robards-Dillon (sp?), also a subject matter expert. Her people are all promoted. She also is allowed to give a home test to Patty Casey who also is a top scorer. Robards-Dillon is also cousins with Tony Ricio (sp?) who is tight with the husband/wife pair who score the same as each other. I guess we only want the best in Chicago?
Keep the corruption flowing.

12/03/2015 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the reason I just answer my calls and back up other officers when I can. Should be a detective or Sgt. now except for this type of shenanigans, and merit picks.

12/03/2015 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not the first time, not the last.

12/03/2015 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't put the group from 025 in the same status just yet. I assume a few are merit, which makes it only 4 or 5 off their score.

12/03/2015 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasn't just 8 guys from 011, they were all the same Tact team.

12/03/2015 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most who study for promotional exams are honest and hard working coppers. They read extensively, study the list and go to a course. Most of the top scores on the Sgts and Lts exams were Bernstein students. Congratulations to those who did it the right way! You should be proud of your accomplishment! I know the sacrifices you made to do it the right way.

For those who cheated, I sincerely hope you are found out. If anyone has any info on the cheaters, please report it. This nonsense needs to stop. It will only stop , if a proper investigation is done. The only way is to uncover and charge the cheaters.

12/03/2015 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this stinks then go for it! I walked out after both parts of the exam feeling pretty confident, really thought I did better than my score, especially after the fact I really didn't kill myself studying. But, hey if this test was legit, then shame on me. I got what I put into it.

12/03/2015 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So instead of the incompetent and clouted usually flooding the merit spots they tried to outsmart the rest of the department by magically scoring higher than everyone else. In reality they only made themselves look dumber and less qualified by cheating.

12/03/2015 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is Attorney General Madigan on this !!!!!!!!!!!!

12/03/2015 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my alderman wanted 10,000 to promote me

12/03/2015 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone have an idea when the detective exam will be given out next year?

12/03/2015 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole department is an embarrassment. 90% of the top bosses couldn't be decent patrolman.

The CPD is the new post office.


pffffffffttttttt

12/03/2015 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:11am

Could you be more full of shit. "The difference between scoring 50 and in the 1000s." The amount of test takers was under 700. STFU with your nonsense.

12/03/2015 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:26am

what tact team would that be?

12/03/2015 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A. No one raised an eyebrow when male whites or female whites scored in the top two spots. No lawsuits. Sometimes people just score better. I'm not one of them and I'm not stupid but I didn't score well. My bad luck. No conspiracy. Is the outrage over the color of their skin?
B. Women are smarter than men anyway so get over it.

12/03/2015 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

025. Ironically he told me ranked under 70 which really pertains to this upcoming sgts class. Oh yeah, its sooo legit.

12/03/2015 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This cheating scandal should be investigated. This is the corruption that has plagued cpd. Putting connected and clouted individuals in supervisory positions. Never earned but taken by merit and or cheating. Absolutely disgusting.

12/03/2015 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sorry dude,hate to burst your bubble,but the conspiracy about 25 is bullshit."
"Scc to lump the Guys from 025 into this group you're wrong"
"I wouldn't put the group from 025 in the same status just yet"


Says one or more of the 7 guys from or formerly from 025 in the next Sgts class. Give me a break. Statistically impossible as SCC has alluded to.

12/03/2015 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made Det / Sgt off the list after scoring in top 2 % on both. I did not know anyone on this job when I started. I am not even from Chicago. I studied my ass off for all three tests and now scored in top 25 on the Lt test. Additionally I know a bunch of people in top 100 (most are #2's and many are female not that it should matter.) I also know some who scored well on the previous Sgt test and did not do very well on this Lt test. The test was very subjective (as they all are) and also had an oral component. For all anyone knows the oral was worth 50%. Also to assume you had the right answer / response is quite arrogant when we cannot look up the correct answer in any G.O. I know it sucks but to accuse someone of cheating because you did not do well without anything to substantiate it is childish.

12/03/2015 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And lets not forget sgt R.M who scored 19 on the list and is telling everyone how he studied the night before lol. I'm sure he did study, he studied the answers! And he goes on to tell P.Os he just knows how to answer the questions....what a joke

12/03/2015 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even a local jury could figure out what happened. Problem is to get the matter before one.

12/03/2015 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is always something. No one cried when the Bridgport guys got all the answers to everything plus all the merits spot. Minorities score high and the sky is falling.


See posts from John Northen to expose your race-baiting comment for what it is

12/03/2015 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we r missing here is not that some r smarter or studied better. As in all CPD test....its what u studied! If u have a direct connection to a sme or have a closed secret study group then u have a great advantage over others. The chicago way...
Lie,cheat,steal..then deny...

12/03/2015 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is a copy of Lt.List available , been out of town and have not seen it posted on SCC.

12/03/2015 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why go to IAD with this? Are you nuts? They won't do shit. IAD is CPD. Hell most of them are merit or there because they kiss ass. IAD is controlled by the top brass. If you say the test was corrupted you need to go to the media or get a class action law suit. Nothing will happen internally.

12/03/2015 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most who study for promotional exams are honest and hard working coppers. They read extensively, study the list and go to a course. Most of the top scores on the Sgts and Lts exams were Bernstein students. Congratulations to those who did it the right way! You should be proud of your accomplishment! I know the sacrifices you made to do it the right way.


Nice try. Most, but not all, of the Bernstein students represent the desperate, bottom ten percent. I examined some of his material another sergeant obtained from Bernstein and observed that 70%-80% of any page was high lighted by Bernstein. So much for picking out the one or two key points of the paragraph in the order.

My take away was that part II required extensive knowledge of only one GO, and that GO is McCarthys seminal contribution to the skyrocketing homicide rate in Chicago, aka Gang Violence Reduction Strategy, and all its addenda. This was an observation of many other astute observers who completed this exam. So when I study a quantity of material the thickness of a city phone book others might have concentrated on just a few orders since the test questions were derived form these few orders only. And we now know who they are!

12/03/2015 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are all you fucking guys new?......the process is fixed. Great! This is Chicago. That is not news. If half you useless fucks would go to the poles on Election Day and vote for anyone who is not their guy. It would put them on notice and make it harder to steal elections. That goes for the FOP also. Who remembers having an election for watch rep and unit rep. Go to meetings. Go vote. Talk all the shit you can get away with at roll call to your supervisors. Hold people accountable. We're a bunch of pussies who bitch anonymously from the comfort of our smart phones. You are a blue shirt for life. Make the clouted WC eat shit for it!

12/03/2015 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget the statistical impossibility that occurred in 018 years ago. Spot 1,2,3,4 were Georgas, Kennedy,Tom Clark, and Hanson.

12/03/2015 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't remember the name of the f/1 cmdr in 004, but it was highly rumored that her husband (who was a big cheese at the post office) got his hands on the sgts. exam that was priority mailed, made a copy for his wife (even though they had horrid domestics in 001)and she shared them with her good f/1 friends, who made sgt., who also shared it with a m/1 who did make it, even though he was nearly illiterate, and he eventually got fired for some out of district/on duty misconduct. There has always been a way around, even before merit. Do not think that a score can't be fixed, or names changed on said test. The only "seemingly" fair test, was the one that you were thumbprinted on the test upon completion. Had a sgt. who literrally (sp?) couldn't write and could barely read, he was given busy work like a kindergarten child.

12/03/2015 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Seiser's illegitimate son said...

12/03/2015 12:25 p.m..........

Hmmmmm you either see as well as Ray charles or your brain is softer than puppy shit not to see clearly that I was referring to scc's theory about 5 guys(1merit,1 in SAT) that are making the sgt's list from 025.so next time open your eyes Helen Keller and read the comment thouroghly before you get on your soap box.

12/03/2015 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember taking a sgt. test at daley "college", but a whole group went out drinking before the 1100 test time. Everyone passed the written, but many of us were weeded out at the oral portion. Those with clout always know what to answer at the oral.

12/03/2015 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the idea of putting the "winners" on the lie box.

12/03/2015 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is Attorney General Madigan on this !!!!!!!!!!!!

12/03/2015 12:02:00 PM
to busy going after police officers, busy with loretta lynch U.S. attorney bring her crew here to dismantle cpd, but wait lisa send them to your office,and the state house bet you they would uncover so much criminal behavior, but we have to wait for Trump to take office then he could order his federal house cleaners over to check it all out!

12/03/2015 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of top 50 are 2s. There are a few #1s including the #1 spot. Conclusion: 1's can only be promoted by merit?!? Wow....

12/03/2015 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you can't blame that RACIST POS Tracey Ladner about this test. She screed over alot of things and I'm glad she's gone.

12/03/2015 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
where is Attorney General Madigan on this !!!!!!!!!!!!

12/03/2015 12:02:00 PM

666

Take your head out of your ass. She's right where her daddy and her and crook county democratic party wants her.

12/03/2015 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Or 5 member of just one tac team from a quiet, north side district that made detective all at once.

12/03/2015 09:26:00 AM



I remember that. The old Summerdale district.
All on Lt. (At the time) Frank Gross' Speshull Study Group.
They were given the actual test with a few minor changes. Like the names of the people in the questions.
Thanks Jim Maurer!

12/03/2015 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree, out of states or feds should be subject reviewers. 1000 multiple choice questions, put answer sheet thru a scan ton machine, post scores and order of finish. Done.
a lie detector test sounds interesting

12/03/2015 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my 5 year old could score better then you clotted morons and probable be a better supervisor then 70 percent of the current gold braids. no kidding

12/03/2015 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the feds take over the cpd, and give the promotional exams. You can bet your ass the results will be different. Then, maybe, people will be promoted on merit, and we will have fewer cover ups, since the lap dogs won't be there to help the protected class, as was done in the Vanecko case.

12/03/2015 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once upon a time a former superintendent knew his son could never pass a promotional exam on his own, and what an embarrassment that would be if his son was not a boss. He gave his son a copy of the exam the day before. The son bragged to his tact team and invited them over to his apartment for an all night study jam. Next day after the official test, the son and his team got beer balls and big mouths and braggiose. One tact guy told his big mouth cop wife and she told many what happened, because she was scared. She told the tact lieutenant, who gave a heads up to the former superintendent, who yelled at his son for sharing the exam. The tact team got promoted, and the tact lt became a commander, a deputy chief, and now a chief. What a happy ending.

12/03/2015 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should've paid your alderman the 10 g's and you'd be making 30g more a year. It's simple math.

12/03/2015 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outsider testing doesn't solve the political problems, because how many times will decision-makers be steered by the politicians to pick the politically connected firm? If your agency/department's integrity is that bad it's time for a Formula FBI cleanout.

12/03/2015 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the 80's asked my brother why not take the Sgts exam, you've had years on the job and on the STREETS..... His answer was that he didn't have ANY connection!! He was just your every day BLUE SHIRT. And he'd rather not put up with all the BS any rank had to put up with ..... He was Correct...Glad he finally pulled the pin! Living out of Crooked County and is dismayed at the way the mayor(small caps intended) is treating the CPD. Some of us are still in the city, but can't wait to go...Too bad,it used to a great city....Now.... Just Mogadishu by the Lake.

12/03/2015 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The issue here is not about race, it's about how I, and about 600 others, paid money to take a test that was not administered fairly. I paid for an opportunity that was misrepresented to me. I paid for a chance to be promoted and earn more money. I id what the instructions said. The city on the other hand did not. This test was akin to buying a lottery ticket that says 1 in 50 chance of winning and it turns out there is a 1 in a 1000 chance of winning. That's called a fraud.

12/04/2015 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you "I studied and made rank legit." Posters don't leave your names. Is it because people would call you on your bullshit? Grow a pair of plums.

12/04/2015 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wysinger wife 1
Starks wife. In the 20's
Carters wife in the 4o's

Maybe it's all legit but it still makes you go Hhhmmmm

12/04/2015 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SGT CP is number 2? Are you serious? He was a merit Sgt. Oh I forgot he's connected. Sell out.

12/04/2015 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Number 2 did cheat. He was a merit sgt who is not to bright to begin with. Now all of a sudden he scores number 2. I will not go to IAD but I am going to the FBI. I was a detective before making sgt. Never merit!!! I have been on the job for 28 years and this corruption has to stop. I know exactly how to investigate this. Number 2 was thrown out of a specialized unit for insubordination. Wait till you see how many merit sgts scored high because they "studied."This is on the same scale as the Black Soxs. What we have going for us is the "cheaters" we're never real police officers and are just plain stupid. Please SCC keep this alive. I know for a fact that some of the cheaters have met afterwards to start getting their stories straight. You will not believe how stupid these people are. Number 1 and 2 are borderline retards.

12/04/2015 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is a copy of Lt.List available , been out of town and have not seen it posted on SCC.

12/03/2015 01:35:00 PM

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

NEVER

State law.... the lists are keep secret in Illinois.

Have you heard? The city and state reek of corruption ???

12/04/2015 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it is in trouble. The formula to catch these cheaters is easy. Look at the percentages of the questions that people got wrong. Now look at the candidates that got them right. Isolate those candidates and the investigation begins. Cell phone records, interview members of the study groups. Subpoena andv review study materials. There will be a link between the cheaters and 35th street. I made Sgt and Lt off the list. No cheating!!!! Wish I wasn't retired. It's a start of a new day with a new Supt. Don't take this lying down. That will be your test of leadership. No cheating!!!

12/04/2015 03:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Can't remember the name of the f/1 cmdr in 004, but it was highly rumored that her husband (who was a big cheese at the post office) got his hands on the sgts. exam that was priority mailed, made a copy for his wife (even though they had horrid domestics in 001)and she shared them with her good f/1 friends, who made sgt., who also shared it with a m/1 who did make it, even though he was nearly illiterate, and he eventually got fired for some out of district/on duty misconduct. There has always been a way around, even before merit. Do not think that a score can't be fixed, or names changed on said test. The only "seemingly" fair test, was the one that you were thumbprinted on the test upon completion. Had a sgt. who literrally (sp?) couldn't write and could barely read, he was given busy work like a kindergarten child.

12/03/2015 03:19:00 PM

I'd forgotten all about those domestics in 001. It was a really nice condo.

12/04/2015 03:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Is a copy of Lt.List available , been out of town and have not seen it posted on SCC.

12/03/2015 01:35:00 PM

It's such fun when the media posts, pretending to be the police.

12/04/2015 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suppose you do great on the Det exam then let's say you blow the sgt exam. Does this mean they cheated on Det exam??? Certainly not- given the subjective nature of the questions this should be expected.

12/04/2015 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if you are a merit appointee once it is impossible for you to score well on a future exam?

12/04/2015 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What percent is the oral weighted at? You may be very book smart and not have done well on just one or two oral questions resulting in a much lower score as opposed to previous exams that did not have an oral portion.

12/04/2015 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,
A PO friend of mine who works at 35th street told me some of the names that scored super high on the Lt's exam. More then 40 percent were all merit Sgts!!!!! The 30 percent merit isn't enough for the city that they want more by cheating. Fuck that!!!! All,of a sudden they score score in the top 1 percent on the Lt's exam? Fuck this I going to the media so they can investigate this. Anything CPD and corruption is a hot topic right now!! ! Fuck McCarthy and Rham. Fuck you Jim Ade and your BS response. They allowed this to happen. Wysinger you are a punk. If these dogs can file CR #, I will too. If you can SCC can you tell me where to find the previous merit Sgts's list you had posted and their sponsors? By the way SCC, 35th street was pissed about this post. Certain Deputy who happens to have made Sgt and Lt along with is partner by "studying" did not like this post. Thanks SCC for all you do!!!

12/04/2015 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 12:14p.m who is your alderman? I have some money to put towards my promotion.

12/04/2015 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Hey I was looking at the Lt. Meritorious list and found this. For what it's worth:


Wysinger, Alfonza, Fred Coffey 1-Dec-03 Lieutenant

12/04/2015 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This thread IS the reason that Chicago's mayor and past mayor did not want federal oversight of CPD. It had nothing to do with the behaviors of the officers, but everything to do with the behavior of those at the top.

12/04/2015 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous HEY NOSEY TROLL that wants "THE LIST" said...

To the TROLL that keeps posting this:
Anonymous said...
Is a copy of Lt.List available , been out of town and have not seen it posted on SCC.
12/03/2015 01:35:00 PM
******************

Leave it go troll. Your not going to get what you sniffing for. Out of town my ass! If you were one of us you'd know how the testing/scoring/promotional process works. Go Away!

12/04/2015 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Illinois FOIA statute makes it illegal for the release of tests used for employment. Although it does not use the language for promotions, the city will likely use this part of the statute to deny FOIA requests for the list. The union will be provided a copy, but will not reveal it for public viewing. A court order will be required to make the list public.

12/04/2015 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What percent is the oral weighted at? You may be very book smart and not have done well on just one or two oral questions resulting in a much lower score as opposed to previous exams that did not have an oral portion.

12/04/2015 06:36:00 AM


Yes, you might have a point there, or maybe my voice is distinguishable from a F/1 and I was scored more critically. Or maybe just a very small number of oral responses were weighted differently than the massive amount of material I reviewed. Or maybe the Department took a page out of former Atlanta mayor Maynard Jacksons playbook and the black sergeants were simply given access to the test.

12/04/2015 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe now we won't have to hear 19 CAPS sgt Clark everyday boasting about making Lt. Can we all have an office to study in with a dept computer that accesses g.o.s?

-------

You obviously never studied for anything and are probably an incompetent p.o. A civilian can access all of our go's and so's online from what is called "the internet"

12/04/2015 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wysinger wife 1
Starks wife. In the 20's
Carters wife in the 4o's

Maybe it's all legit but it still makes you go Hhhmmmm
_____________________________________________________________

Don't forget Johnsons girlfriend in the 10's

12/04/2015 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nonymous said...
I made Det / Sgt off the list after scoring in top 2 % on both. I did not know anyone on this job when I started. I am not even from Chicago. I studied my ass off for all three tests and now scored in top 25 on the Lt test. Additionally I know a bunch of people in top 100 (most are #2's and many are female not that it should matter.) I also know some who scored well on the previous Sgt test and did not do very well on this Lt test. The test was very subjective (as they all are) and also had an oral component. For all anyone knows the oral was worth 50%. Also to assume you had the right answer / response is quite arrogant when we cannot look up the correct answer in any G.O. I know it sucks but to accuse someone of cheating because you did not do well without anything to substantiate it is childish.

12/03/2015 01:04:00 PM

Yes, we know you're a prodigy. Now if only your team was as bright and motivated as you are your clearance rate might be higher than fifteen percent.

12/05/2015 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have talked with Jim Ade twice since the results were mailed out. He told me the Union will receive a full copy of the list and a copy of the written qualifying exam with answers. What we don't know is can the list be made public and can the individuals FOIA a copy of their test to compare with the one received by the union. Also we don't know about receiving any portion of the Oral component. Ade also explained that in past FOIA requests were denied because the company giving the test cited professional/intellectual property( industry secrets). The list and test should be mailed to the Sgt Union next week and I will check back then.

12/05/2015 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody but you had the answers. This guy was friends with someone that wrote the test. Everyone but me had and edge.

In the real world it is all merit. Do you all comprehend that? In this Department, one third is merit. If you choose to believe it, some connected ones are given the answers. So that leaves about 50% available for you to compete for. Whine or compete, it's up to you. At least YOU have a shot at it. Out in the real world, not so much.

12/05/2015 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If U've been promoted can we agree with what an Englewood Sgt told me? That if U didn't chose law enforcement U'd be an Engineer from MIT. U R a shining star, U genius, U. Now go on and be bright.

12/05/2015 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I have talked with Jim Ade twice since the results were mailed out. He told me the Union will receive a full copy of the list and a copy of the written qualifying exam with answers. What we don't know is can the list be made public and can the individuals FOIA a copy of their test to compare with the one received by the union...
Thank You sir,
I know there will always be those "elite" people who have a path made of gold all the way to the top but making your wife NUMBER #1 is a slap in the face. I truly hope this list is held until a few more Lt's are made off the olde list.
Any word on the next Lt class?? Will they make another class or two off the olde list? I am 12 out, so I will keep my fingers crossed.

12/06/2015 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that anyone that doesn't know the difference between to, two and too, should not be promoted!

(I haven't heard the grammar nazi in awhile so I thought that I would throw that in...)

12/06/2015 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If nothing else, I hope everyone involved in cheating on the test is sweating in their boots. You know who you are and what you all did was not fair to the rest. Go figure

12/07/2015 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop hating on the Rios they are good people

12/12/2015 09:35:00 AM  

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