Cheating Scandal Grows
- The city of Chicago's inspector general is investigating allegations that three recently promoted police lieutenants, including the fiancee of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked superintendent, were coached by a high-ranking police official who helped develop the qualifying test, sources said.
The official is Eugene Williams, who oversees the department's administrative activities and was one of the three finalists for police superintendent passed over by Emanuel, according to the sources.
Williams helped develop the lieutenants' exam and, before it was administered in August 2015, led a study group with several clouted sergeants who ended up being promoted after posting high exam scores, according to complaints filed with Inspector General Joseph Ferguson and the department's Internal Affairs Division. The Tribune obtained copies of both complaints.
The Tribune is naming names, too, and pointing out the relationships between Subject Matter Experts and promotees - at least the well known ones. There are others that will eventually come to light, even from past exams. Anyone in the media wondering what a few well placed FOIA requests might reveal? A few good kicks and a whole shitload of careers start collapsing.