Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Where There's Smoke...

How does that saying end again? Oh yeah....."There's fire."

We didn't want to write this post. It pains us, because while we've always tried to do our job to the best of our abilities, we have to acknowledge that we are part of a broken organization. We knew it was bent when we got on, but we resolved to do it the correct way regardless, and we've pretty much succeeded as we move into the home stretch. We sleep soundly, not concerned about any late night knocks at the door - we've known too many people not as fortunate.

As we said, we didn't want to write this post, because the information we have available to us is pointing toward a justifiable shooting. We've always advocated for a prompt, thorough and legit investigation of "questionable" shootings because shootings have to be judged through the eyes of a reasonable police officer, not a political actor with an axe to grind.

So this revelation from the Tribune only makes us shake our head once again:
  • A Chicago police sergeant who shot an apparently unarmed man last month — his second fatal shooting in three years — might have been fired years ago, but that disciplinary case fell through the cracks for reasons the Police Department cannot explain, the Tribune has learned.

    Chief police spokesman [...] said Superintendent Eddie Johnson has ordered that an audit be done to try to figure out why the internal investigation of Sgt. [...] was never completed.

    Multiple sources told the Tribune that the allegation against [...] was serious enough for the Police Department to consider moving to fire him well before the two fatal shootings, but it was a mystery why he was never disciplined at all.
A real mystery here. So mysterious that the Sun Times had even more information:
  • Chicago Police Officer [...] was cleared of the fatal shooting of an unarmed burglary suspect in 2013, and he is under investigation in the fatal shooting last month of an unarmed teenager in West Englewood.  Police investigators now want to know why the department never closed a 2004 internal affairs investigation that could have cost [...] his badge more than a decade ago.

    Police Supt. Eddie Johnson has ordered an audit to determine why the 2004 investigation of [..]’ possible ownership interest in a bar, a violation of department policy, has never been closed.

    Owning or working at an establishment that sells alcohol is a firing offense, but [...] went on disability shortly after the department’s Internal Affairs Division began looking at his ownership of a bar in 2004. The investigation apparently went dormant because [...] stayed off the job for another seven years, according to department sources.
He stayed off the job for 7 years? A Leave of Absence is only granted for a year (though numerous superintendents ignore this rule for connected people.) Disability has a short shelf life. IOD runs out after a year, then you might go on Disability. But this guy stayed off the job for 7 years.

Then after returning in 2011, he shoots a guy in 2013 - with his brother's gun - and IAD doesn't find a "missing" investigation. He then gets "nominated" for a merit bump in, and a standard IAD background "investigation" found no trace of an open investigation that fell through the cracks for nine years.

Golly. How can such a thing fall through the cracks? Not just fall through the cracks, but fall so far as to not jeopardize a "merit" bump from the current First Deputy Superintendent. All we can say is it must be a pretty deep crack. Deep enough that:
  • an officer named by the Chicago Crime Commission as a known associate of the Outfit was hired and remained employed even when he was the last person to see three murder victims alive;
  • an officer with a disqualifying history was screened through, only to be videotaped in a drunken rage missing countless hay-makers at a bartender;
  • an officer beating an elderly couple in the suburbs, who had skated on numerous other Battery charges, and who had to be subdued by a suburban K9 Team;
  • a commander with numerous CR's for stalking a boyfriend, domestic abuse, child abuse, an arrest record, battery to co-workers, and a record of general incompetence who had her ex's dogs put down after the breakup;
  • another commander who stole money from fundraisers to gamble with;
  • an Assistant Deputy Superintendent was promoted, demoted and promoted after using Department databases to stalk female cops and citizens;
  • another exempt busted climbing in the window of a female officer;
  • a Chief at IAD who overlooked dozens of Deviations and CR's directly related to the SOS scandal that might have exposed it years earlier;
  • another Chief pissed hot for cocaine not once, but twice; 
  • another Chief at Housing who handpicked most of his teams that ended up going to jail for stealing drugs and money;
  • and another Chief who, as a PO, committed Aggravated Battery on juvenile students, washing their mouths out with soap;
  • a First Deputy with a Domestic Violence CR, and a number of Captains with the same;
  • a Superintendent of Police who was fired for associating with mobsters - and "nobody knew;"
  • another Superintendent who was awfully close to the Marquette 10;
  • an "outsider" Superintendent who had a history of drunken behavior, improper weapon discharges and a "colorful" vocabulary regarding minorities;
And that's just off the tops of our heads. There are undoubtedly dozens more incidents we could dredge up over beers with two of three other coppers with a few more years than we have. The connecting thread to all of it is "clout." Certain people have it and exercise it.

In fact, we'd bet that 90% of the scandals over the past 25 years, are directly traceable to clout - either someone handpicked a team, someone running a team was "merit" along the way, someone politician sponsored someone to a certain spot. You don't get a really good spot without some pull - and those who feel they don't have to play the game the legit way, don't feel any particular need to follow the rules (or the law) when they get there. They've beaten the system once, twice, three times, what's once more?

The Tribune has this laugh-line in the article:
  • According to the department, [...] was nominated for the promotion by Kevin Navarro, then a South Side commander and now Johnson's top assistant as first deputy superintendent.

    At the time, Navarro would not have been aware of the 2004 complaint about [...] involvement in a liquor license or the mysterious inaction on it, according to the department.
Bullshit. Everyone knew. See the examples listed above - we're "aware" about those. The clouted are a law unto themselves. And that's where it really gets bad. Intelligent people eventually figure out when a game is rigged...when the odds are stacked against them. Sometimes they get out. Sometimes, they buy into the game, not matter how crooked they know it to be. Sometimes they just move through, hoping for retirement without too many hassles.

Unfortunately, the hassles sometimes find you. And that's when the un-clouted get fired....or sued....or jailed....and the charmed ones continue on their merry way, sometimes even going up the ladder, to bigger and better things, enabling an entire new generation of clout.

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217 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, this Sgt was in the ultimate clouted Sergeant class that consisted of 13 babies. I have no respect for any of the Merit 13. This guy was also very arrogant and cocky in class. Mr entitlement wearing his lumberjack beard in class heckling the instructors. Disgrace.

12/14/2016 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's going to get Hot, wait until they say who the lead Det was in the Sgts first shooting! The lead Det now fired for a photo with a prisoner who they made him play a deer in a photo.....

You can't make this up!!!

SCC: are you going to post it first or not? I hate to say I have been telling you so.....

12/14/2016 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Bklyn North said...

In the NYPD, we call these outrages as "white shirt immunity" NYPD lieutenants and above wear white shirts. What the CPD calls "clout", we call "juice", "having a rabbi", "having a phone call", "having a hook" or the biggest of all is "having a crane".

While it exists in the NYPD, I get the impression that it is systemic in the CPD. It totally destroys morale. 20 and out. We share azzhole mayors.

12/14/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody in the Trump Transition Team reading this?

12/14/2016 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Hey SCC!
You forgot this:

>Mike drop & walk away<

12/14/2016 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous I Got Clout said...

Whatchoo got?

12/14/2016 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt is a walking disgrace. Shooting unarmed people who are active resistors.

Managements bitch boy.

12/14/2016 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to print this post out and mail it to Senator Jeff Sessions' office.
I will demand the Trump DOJ investigate the corruption in the Chicago Police Department Leadership.
Fixing that wil do more to fix racism and discrimination problems than anything else.

I hope everyone else mails in this or a similar post, or news story to Senator Sessions.

326 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

12/14/2016 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How far into your face does something have to be before you take notice, MEDIA PUKES? The merit process is rife with clouted asswipes like this who receive undeserved special treatment based on whom they know and not what they know. Despite being off the job for seven years, this guy was deemed to be the best and brightest and was put in for a merit position. Such a situation is just as highly unlikely as his incompleted investigation mysteriously not coming up previously. The corruption and cronyism in this city sucks out loud and the media in this town, let alone country, wouldn't know what to do if a story came up and sat on their collective faces. Allow me to provide you with a giant clue, something needs to be done to ensure that the merit process is made more legitimate to prevent clouted fools from being placed positions in which they are allowed run roughshod and damage the agency and cost the tax payers giant sums of money or the city needs to completely abandone the merit process and to allow for only qualified employees that have successfully taken tests to be promoted l. are promoted. The city and department are too afraid of being considered racist for promoting only qualified individuals as the results of such tests will demonstrate that the blacks will score lower than the Hispanics, who will score lower than the whites, who will score lower than the Asians.

12/14/2016 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's part of the whole Greek Club of clout and nepotism. I believe anyone with any time on will remember a certain jackass that was made exempt rank with about 10 years on because his family owned a restaurant frequented by some the the bigger bosses over the years. Same shit here. Absolutely sickening that someone can game the system for seven years only to be rewarded with a promotion. I'll reserve my judgment about this shooting because we all know what's possible, especially given our second-class status and how the ghetto operates in regards to police-on-black interactions. But he reeks of everything that is wrong with this department. Just another asshole that got sponsored for bigger and better things (no doubt he was being groomed for Lieutenant) while several excellent officers are routinely passed over because they don't have connections. Damn, I hope the DOJ has been compiling truckloads of information.

12/14/2016 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"... We didn't want to write this post. It pains us, because while we've always tried to do our job to the best of our abilities, we have to acknowledge that we are part of a broken organization. We knew it was bent when we got on, ...".


With the subject matter of this blog, you could have left it alone, but you didn't. You reported it (quite eloquently) because sometimes the path the story takes goes into an unpleasant direction. Something the MSM and piss-poor hacks at the two rags in this town, seem to have forgotten. Great writing.

12/14/2016 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you are just smelling the sulfur and brimstone wafting out of that portal to hell at 35th?

12/14/2016 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the bright side. Once CPD lowers the standards, in accordance with DoJ's recommendation, this kinda stuff will be expected and accepted behavior.

12/14/2016 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this is merit, unbelievable! WOW!

12/14/2016 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, SCC, I'm lost for words. You guys and/or gals, you people (or folks) are good. A real eye-opener and vast reminder. Glad someone was taking notes. If media or the DOJ doesn't use this as a reference to begin taking corrective measures, then I'm convinced that...ah, I'll keep it to myself for now. Good job, though!

12/14/2016 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is sickening!
Bad thing is nothing will happen to them. They are NOT going to shoot them selves in the foot.

If only this blog was read by more people of substance and action. Then these embarrassing jokes calling themselves police officers would be forced to resign.

I did not attend the district xmas party this year. I purchased a ticket to support the retirees. Only half bothered to attend. I haven't missed a district xmas party in 18 years but this year I could not stomach all the phony embarrassing CPD brass.

Hopefully the unNOBLE Lt & Sgt cheating scandal will bare some fruit and a few of these clowns will be forced out.

12/14/2016 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know what the funny thing is? Every one of the bosses that you named had a minimum of one merit promotion. Doj was shocked to know that there is absolutely no criteria for a merit promotion. Too bad this won't change anything. Who wants to bet this guy is a merit lieutenant within the next 5 years?

12/14/2016 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the DOJ is paying attention or reads this they will damm sure be taking over the CPD. What a stench from the top down. Sick

12/14/2016 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You left out the cop, SR, who pissed hot for steroids and was under investigation for selling them. Being one of Matt Cline's BFFs helped that go away. It was only after the FBI caught him using their computers to run a background check on a felon he sold guns to and he was charged by the US Attorneys Office that he was fired.

12/14/2016 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clout is: an ill wind that blows nobody any good.

12/14/2016 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!! DAMN!!!!!.....SCC, very, very well said!!!


14 DEC 16/ 0212

12/14/2016 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

100% Spot On. Aware that time & space left out few. Recall a certain m4 Sgt who's girl friend booty call happened to gain access to his 357 and allegedly shot her self in the head,Oddly his first call wasn't to 911, it was to a detective buddy and it became a revolving door of white shirts to his far. North west side condo. The paper car was adept enough to include those on scene. Nothing happened to the Sgt and he retires from the Airport.

12/14/2016 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic post SCC! You have done the CPD a great service by chronicling some of the Department's "Great Moments In Clout History" that always just seem to get forgotten. Clout has a short memory- glad to see that SCC doesn't ! Also glad to see that you have put Phat Phil Cline on your list of infamy. Cline was an integral part of the Marquette 10 but somehow escaped indictment because he was working undercover on another case when his colleagues were charged. Cline remained a corrupt policeman -even as Superintendent - and now pays himself over $150,000 a year to run the Police Memorial. Cline's clout runs so deep that even after being fired as Superindent he remains clouted as a civilian! He is as shameless as he is corrupt.

12/14/2016 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnson and Navarro are rank hypocrites
and are the personification of clouted
foxes guarding the hen-house.

It is difficult, if not nigh near impossible
for unclouted squares and nutrons to get
ahead on this job.

Squares and nutrons tend to skew toward
doing the right, decent and honorable things.

That makes them very un-useful to the
political powers who have de facto
control of this department by means of clout.

How many times have promotions have been
bricked because somebody jumped the gun
and sent too many rank order nutrons to
Sgt./Lt. school without the proper ratio
of clout hacks stirred into the mix?

Police Like You Have No Friends.

12/14/2016 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to flush the toilet and start over.
Navarro should be squirming over this...... Eddie the stripper should step down.

12/14/2016 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lie Navarro knew and should be removed from his position he does not deserved to be first deputy superintendent !!!!! He must go this department praise people who do wrong with promotion they shoot a person you are promoted . This has been going on since piece of shit daley administration !!!!

12/14/2016 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you are so right on this matter it scares me.

I worked in IAD back in 2000 and was familiar with this Officer when he was first hired all the way through 2004 when the allegations of the family bar were questioned. Take a look at the boss who was in charge at IAD then.

This was a political hot potatoe and was another cover up from the days this officer was in the academy. But every IAD investigation was controlled by Command staff outside of IAD. AND SEE WHAT YOU GOT NOW?

12/14/2016 03:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask why IAD and bosses allowed officer to receive an award after the officer was accused of displaying a weapon at home.
Witnesses confirmed allegations. Further more claiming it was racial in nature.

12/14/2016 04:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happen the Callahan?
He had more time stripped then on street.

Oh that's right he wife was connected to
City hall.

12/14/2016 04:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Abbate was arrested once and the again only after video went viral. Remember IAD sneaking him out of his home and into IAD car in alley? No handcuffs and caught on video. Who was running IAD? Deb Kirby......

12/14/2016 04:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The misconduct of officers is one thing.
The misconduct of the IAD and command staff covering it up is just as bad or worst

12/14/2016 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a little off in your comment about the Superintendent and the Marquette 10. He cooperated with the government because the government had considered indicting him and this led to him getting a pass. When called to testify at the trial he invoked the 5th Amendment.
The same individual had a picture of Hanhardt in his office and would dine with Hanhardt frequently until the day of his indictment.

12/14/2016 04:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot the Deputy who was a drunk and kept getting stopped by suburban depts, FR

12/14/2016 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I have is, DaaYuMmm......

12/14/2016 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best written article I've read in some time. I wish one of the "investigative" reporters in this city would pick it up and run with it but that won't happen. In their own 4th estate way, they are clout people too.

12/14/2016 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Thats off the top of your head? I recognize some of them thanks in part to reading this blog. But as I read it one thing kept popping in my mind. These reference point to:
1)clouted or merit appointments to everything and 2) Who makes those appointments who are the recipients? Politicians and connected people. It is simply more evidence that the political corruption endemic in government taints everything it touches.

I wonder if you compared CPD members who showed up, took the tests and passed them on the legit no sponsor how many of those people are on that list? I bet few if any. And I believe the reason is if you EARN your achievements rather than have them bestowed upon you they are more valuable or sacred and you are far less likely to throw them away. Then there is the issue that power corrupts and absolute power absolutely corrupts.

This is the problem in the ghetto. No one has resepect for themselves or each other because they value nothing. They value nothing because they have not earned anything. They are given or bestowed the basics of life.

But this is the kind of thing that troubles law and order citizens who will give the benefit of doubt to the police always. We always should look at the facts objectively first on a case by case basis.

12/14/2016 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhh....Merit bosses promoting friends again. This guy doesn't look like a very candidate for merit either. Good thing he had friends in high places. The DOJ should look at each and every bosses promotions over the past 30 years. Who their sponsors were and why they were promoted. Higher pay because of friendships in a government job. The whole thing is sick.

12/14/2016 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody has a Skelton or two..... even small ones.

But the First Deputy..... a good guy and funny... is a triple merit dimwit.

Again, Kevin is a funny likable person. But not qualified to be a commander, let alone The First.

He made JP a sergeant. And maybe he should have. He should wear the jacket.

This whole place is a fucking joke..... very few qualified people to run the operation.

Money has it that The First is/was going to make his admin secretary Fenton a Sgt in next class.

Maybe they took his pick away.

12/14/2016 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent, informative post. Unfortunately, all of this comes as no surprise to anyone with more than a cup of coffee on the job. Thirty years ago, as a fresh faced recruit, I was often told "the jobs legit". This being a code-phrase for everything that you laid out and more. And having no clout, I got the message. I worked a beat car/wagon, found good partners (mostly), waited for seniority to get me to better watches/ furlos/ districts, handled my jobs without trying to figure out which exempt did what for whom, ignored a promotional process which I knew was not "legit", and tried to fly under the radar as best I could. Luckily, it all got me to a beach in southern Florida, which is all I could have asked for in the first place. My story in no way excuses the system or mitigates my disgust for it. This problem has been festering for some 180 years and won't be solved anytime soon. As long as the department is staffed by men and women, it will remain. Good character, morals and personal integrity are things that have gone by the wayside not only on this job, but life in general. To everyone that did it the right way, congrats and sleep well tonight. Sorry, I don't have an answer to the problem, but felt compelled to comment anyway. SCC, keep up the good work. Maybe some day, someone with the wherewithal to actually do something will listen and act.

12/14/2016 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work SCC but the stuff you listed is just the tip of the iceberg. Of course it is really bad to have these players in leadership roles in law enforcement, but you neglected to mention scores of outfit connected guys past and present in the job. Although these folks shouldn't be on the job, those involved with organized crime are far worse and have done far more damage. I'm not sure if it was an intentional oversight or just content for a later post.

12/14/2016 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Thomas J. McDonagh said...

Nailed it my man.

12/14/2016 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the '94 sergeant's exam? When Daley stated they were going to make the top 500 no matter what. Well they stopped at 421 or 423. I always wondered who the heavy guy was that the cutoff was made at a strange number. Got my answer 3-6 months ago when he was made the number two guy in CPD.

12/14/2016 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again Bravo SCC well said and painfully obvious to the working schmoes...

12/14/2016 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any doubt as to why Morale is in the toilet? The "Political" Corruption and mismanagement of promotions is blatant. It is as if Chicago is in a Time Warp. The Last Big City "Machine" is not dead and acting as if we are living in the 1950's! However, since Diversity brings us together, the new corruption gives all races and genders, as long as they are "Sponsored" an equal opportunity to get a Merit Promotions. There is absolutely NO possibility that this case fell between any cracks. For someone to even receive a transfer to a Special Unit requires that the person produce activity and that transfer must be reviewed by IAD. Somebody INTENTIONALLY overlooked the Sgt's status and disciplinary history, especially an "Open CR", coming back from a long absence. This type of Corruption goes beyond reducing morale. Every Working Chicago Police Officer at some point finds himself/herself in a circumstance that requires a life or death decision. Merit, without a clear definition, PLACES THE LIVES OF CITIZENS IN DANGER. INCOMPETENT OFFICERS CAN CAUSE THE DEATH OF CITIZENS OR OTHER OFFICERS. THIS ISN'T JUST A JOB ISSUE, THIS IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.NAVARRO NEEDS TO RESIGN, AND EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS SERGEANT'S PROMOTION SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS TRAVESTY AGAINST THE PUBLIC AND EVERY WORKING COP. Once again, Rahm failed! "Clout" is a word invented to describe "Chicago Values"! Baby"G"

12/14/2016 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I new the Chicago PD had problems but if you know the right people all of your problems melt like snow and disappear. Crooks on the job and crooks in charge and no hope for the honest cop to move up. This should be required reading for anyone wanting to join the CPD. Then down the road you couldn't say you were not warned.

12/14/2016 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You left out the cop, SR, who pissed hot for steroids and was under investigation for selling them. Being one of Matt Cline's BFFs helped that go away. It was only after the FBI caught him using their computers to run a background check on a felon he sold guns to and he was charged by the US Attorneys Office that he was fired.

12/14/2016 01:50:00 AM

Lest you forget his partner DG currently the third vice president at FOP.....hmmmm

12/14/2016 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said, but please do not forget the whole Koschman (sic) fiasco.....all the gold stars were allowed to retire with nice pensions. The missing / found file is beyond belief. That poor mother

12/14/2016 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Again), I'll happily disagree with you about a ton of stuff...
But this is GREAT work. You deserve a ton of praise.
Anybody who cares about the citizens of the city, and the real cops who do real police work, owes you. Big time.
"Thanks" isn't enough.

12/14/2016 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember most commanders merit picks AINT theirs.

An exempt hire up uses the pick. The media is very lazy and will assume whoever signed the merit pick is the person who actually knows the clouted officer.

The merit system is obviously a secretly organized fraud with multiple layers. Yet the media can FOIA all those list and still can't put anything solid together.

The media should start with all triple merit because the fraud is easily apparent.
Next you would follow where the clouted is assigned throughout their career.

sometimes it is by marriage
sometime they are a mistress
sometimes they are engaged!

12/14/2016 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, time to put together a 'boss' style paperback. i think it will do very well.

12/14/2016 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet the bosses signed off on getting rid of him until it reached the top. Then that's when the hokus pocus comes into play. Check to see who the Sup's were and who was head of IAD. The investigation I would bet stopped there and IAD was told throw it on the do not disturb pile.This dept always has had a Baghdad Bob to throw up the interference for the bosses who are totally incompetent except that they are connected to some reverend or politician who are also incompetent. It never changes officers.You could be the best policemen in the world but if you are a not so good test taker and have no clout NO PROMOTIONS FOR YOU.
STAY FETAL AND EMPLOYED

12/14/2016 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
100% Spot On. Aware that time & space left out few. Recall a certain m4 Sgt who's girl friend booty call happened to gain access to his 357 and allegedly shot her self in the head,Oddly his first call wasn't to 911, it was to a detective buddy and it became a revolving door of white shirts to his far. North west side condo. The paper car was adept enough to include those on scene. Nothing happened to the Sgt and he retires from the Airport.

12/14/2016 02:13:00 AM

That's not the one where ADS little thumb TB took the copper's tape from the message machine that may have made it a homicide instead of a suicide? RIP ED

12/14/2016 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget all the shit that magically disappeared at the airport.

12/14/2016 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's part of the whole Greek Club of clout and nepotism. I believe anyone with any time on will remember a certain jackass that was made exempt rank with about 10 years on because his family owned a restaurant frequented by some the the bigger bosses over the years. Same shit here. Absolutely sickening that someone can game the system for seven years only to be rewarded with a promotion. I'll reserve my judgment about this shooting because we all know what's possible, especially given our second-class status and how the ghetto operates in regards to police-on-black interactions. But he reeks of everything that is wrong with this department. Just another asshole that got sponsored for bigger and better things (no doubt he was being groomed for Lieutenant) while several excellent officers are routinely passed over because they don't have connections. Damn, I hope the DOJ has been compiling truckloads of information.
12/14/2016 01:12:00 AM

Yeah those darn Greeks. We've had a over a hundred years of Irish clout in this department and the corruption that goes along. Get your facts straight.

12/14/2016 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the now sergeant in 020 who claimed the cut on his finger was a gun shot wound. What a disgrace.

12/14/2016 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Lots of very interesting info here, what will media report? Will it be investigated by journalists? DOJ?
Unfortunately it's doubtful.

12/14/2016 07:59:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Merit should be scrapped, but it won't be.

12/14/2016 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

am going to print this post out and mail it to Senator Jeff Sessions' office.
I will demand the Trump DOJ investigate the corruption in the Chicago Police Department Leadership.
Fixing that wil do more to fix racism and discrimination problems than anything else.

I hope everyone else mails in this or a similar post, or news story to Senator Sessions.

326 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
12/14/2016 01:07:00 AM

You do that, im guessin Sessions has bigger and better things to do.

12/14/2016 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ten years retired.32 years blue shirt grunt with my pride,dignity and soul still intact.BRAVO!!BRAVO!!.Probably the best column you've written.Keep up the excellent work.Thank You

12/14/2016 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep complaining about clout and you'll get another outside Supe. Do you really want another "ethical reformer" like J Fled? And remember that Granny Clampett is waiting in the wings. So called clout is just human nature, people in positions of power helping out friends and relatives who in turn help them out.If you don't think there are office politics in the private sector as well, you've never worked in a private company. At least in the public sector, you have unions to provide some protection. Try complaining about unfair promotions in a privately owned, non union company, and your a goner. That said, there is also a philosophy that if you want an honest police force, you have to elect honest politicians. Does that happen here?

12/14/2016 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He must have been protected by the Greek God of (S)pecial (G)ratitude!!

12/14/2016 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the chances of a Lieutenant getting promoted that actually passed the test created to check actual knowledge of the job is about 10-15%. However, a merit selected Lieutenant has an 85%-90% chance of being promoted to Exempt. This is why the department is such an incredible disaster.

12/14/2016 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sgt who's alleged girlfriend shot herself in the head. His first call was to his buddy Matt Rodriguez

12/14/2016 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... and I'll get fired for missing court ...

12/14/2016 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the famous white shirt (RA)that had a thing for underage girls in Indiana?

12/14/2016 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
If the DOJ is paying attention or reads this they will damm sure be taking over the CPD. What a stench from the top down. Sick

12/14/2016 01:38:00 AM

No they won't, the mayor is making it clear that he is showing them the door and disregarding their report.

12/14/2016 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

011 tac team that made Sgt and beyond thanks to Cline sharing what to study

12/14/2016 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The code of silence is used by the clouted.
It seems that instead of using merit, where there are only so many spots, they just give the connected the answers!

12/14/2016 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is no one mentioning that this idiot is NOT at call back but being hidden at HQ because of his CLOUT!!!!! What a joke to all the officers on the Dept. he has clout so he does not have to go to the 311 building.

12/14/2016 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, you are correct, the CPD is a broken and corrupt organization, rife with political influence, patronage politics, racial politics and just general incompetence. All of this flows from the top, the mayors over the , at least 25 years, the police board/mayor picks for superintendent, the total lack of transparency, the phony merit promotions and the list goes on and on. It is broken and I don't think anyone can fix it in my lifetime. I am long retired and I can go back to 1968, when many people had to pay to come on the job and pass the phony physical examinations and then pay for promotions. I even had a commander's secretary in 010 take money to work a certain car and partner. I really don't know what can fix it. We have had outside superintendents and that has not worked. Maybe the US Justice Department should actually appoint a superintendent and a command staff chosen from police leaders from around the country. Does anyone know ?

12/14/2016 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic post SCC! You have done the CPD a great service by chronicling some of the Department's "Great Moments In Clout History" that always just seem to get forgotten. Clout has a short memory- glad to see that SCC doesn't ! Also glad to see that you have put Phat Phil Cline on your list of infamy. Cline was an integral part of the Marquette 10 but somehow escaped indictment because he was working undercover on another case when his colleagues were charged. Cline remained a corrupt policeman -even as Superintendent - and now pays himself over $150,000 a year to run the Police Memorial. Cline's clout runs so deep that even after being fired as Superindent he remains clouted as a civilian! He is as shameless as he is corrupt.

12/14/2016 03:00:00 AM

The Chicago Police Memorial Fund (CPMF) is nothing more than a huge scam conceived by Cline for his own enrichment. While he was Superintendent, before he would consider a member for any type of a "blessing", the first litmus test was whether or not the member had "volunteered" for a payroll deduction contribution to the CPMF. The second litmus test was the amount of the "voluntary" contribution. Sadly, there are members of our organization still fooled by Cline because he plays Santa Claus for one day of the year for the 150K and an automobile given to him as the head of the CPMF. Cline has always been a POS, but the ultimate evidence is enriching himself off the backs of our deceased heroes. With any amount of luck on our part, Cline will burn in hell for eternity.

12/14/2016 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the superintendent wants to win back the troops. Promote the next 400 det and 400 sgt strait from the list. Thats the only way he can win back any respect for this job. And even that might not be enough. Man up fat ed and quit promoting from merit

12/14/2016 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That entire merit class needs to be reviewed..who put them in...why...and where do they work now...

12/14/2016 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing will change this is the norm in this city and has been since I came on the job 30 yrs ago. You know people you are taken care of you dont you are fucked.

12/14/2016 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fathead Ed wouldn't know a legitimate promotion or a legitimate transfer if it bit him on his ginormous ass

12/14/2016 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone has been following the imprisoned Sgt Ronald Watts case will see a PO that is named in every one of those cases. Not only is A J still on the job but they made him a merit Sgt. Only the best and brightest.

12/14/2016 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual informative and honest assessment! Just more reasons to look at the gold star boys and girls and granny's and shake your head knowing they wear a costume and have no leadership abilities whatsoever!

This being released off the top of the great "OZ" The "spirits of the air" top of the mind, hey boss can you just imagine for a moment what is waiting in the "vault" that has not been exposed as yet? Thinking about that goofy lieutenant from news affairs not long ago that said "I'm going after the blog" simpletons sometimes you light that fuse and a firecracker goes off, boos sometimes you light that fuse and "kaboom" you never know what you will get in the box of cracker jack, and you never know what you will get from "The minds at SCC!"

God bless you SCC for all you do and please God a special blessing on the thin blue line all over America!!

12/14/2016 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice writing - makes it clear even for this outsider.

I am admittedly old school and I don't know any details, but washing kid's mouth out with soap kind of sounds commendable to me under certain circumstance. That used to happen before the snowflake days we live in, no lasting harm but it got the message to select your words more carefully across. ;-)

12/14/2016 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job, SCC.

12/14/2016 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC - very well said. And you remembered a lot more incidents than I did. It makes me sick to think there is no such thing as "the good guys" anymore. Anyone who doesn't game the system is looked upon as a chump by the clouted.

12/14/2016 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo!!!! Great job SCC.

12/14/2016 09:44:00 AM  
Blogger grunt said...

SCC. you just qualified for a journalism award

12/14/2016 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As we all know that is just the tip of an iceberg bigger that what the ship Titanic struck many years ago! I look at the exempt ranks laugh and snicker a bunch of classless clowns looking to do nothing more than stealing a huge pension from the police pension fund! kenny hauser you and lappe how many more reasons do you need to have the promised parity with fire and stop this gold braid nonsense like fire did? highest on fire pension is lieutenant here is whatever clown rank they make! "Stop the pension theft!" Why does rahm have detail guys who are all everyone a patrolmen making sergeants to commanders pay and they also get the huge pension boost for what holding a door, valet a car? Driving his wife and kids around why not use uber for them?

Eddie even though you allowed your main squeeze to cheat on exam and her girlfriends you should do something you will go down as the weakest boss ever on this department! Exempt ranks please take off our uniform and go home your a fucking disgraceful bunch of brainless chowderheads you think we laugh at your jokes? No we are laughing at how stupid you are! Heard the commander shiny shoes of 008 was mad about isr reports another laughable actor wearing the uniform!

SCC This "insignificant blog" is talked about everywhere, but while some things are exposed cannot imagine what is kept for later on jump sticks, just in case of invasion by outside forces known to help cheaters and clouted!

12/14/2016 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all need to make sure we're up to date on our shots.... working in this cesspool.

12/14/2016 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you get to be merit and get a spot, don't the sponsors know how stupid theses people are.

12/14/2016 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the Sgt who got a nice, shiny motorcycle to look the other way when his team was looting the district, Oh yeah, he retired as a deputy!
Along the way, he screwed more than one honest copper.
On this job, honesty does not pay.

12/14/2016 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the drunken IAD sergeant who hit a parked car he then eliminated The Who thing by having the car towed to a chop shop where. It was reduced to a metal square 4x4. He was then promoted to lieutenant and bounced around 010 and 012 until his retirement and death.

12/14/2016 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautifully written, SCC! I have been watching this BS for the last 30 years. I have watched the clouted get promoted or moved to nice units after doing things that would have gotten a nonclouted person fired while seeing good coppers get screwed for very minor things and honest mistakes. Thank God I am just about done.

12/14/2016 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit Sergeant
DOJ , Inspector General where are you
How about Andy Shaw , Chuck Goudie , Pam Zekman WTF
Last Lt Scandal involving we zie lands on second watch

12/14/2016 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't know midnights in 007 was a clout spot. Gotta make a phone call to get in. The clout guys that graduated with him all went to units at headquarters. The Irish Mafia is still alive, two merit hacks in his class went right to IAD from sergeants school. Never stepped foot in a district. Another Irish merit hack has a task force team, an Irish lassie is back at the academy. Fourth Irish lad is the commanding officer at FOIA. This guy shoots an armed offender who passes a gun off to his homies. "He is a dirty cop". He shoots a felon trying to commit a forcible felony and its a setup. He left the job for 7 years and IAD couldn't close the BAR complaint because the rules don't apply to you when your on a leave of absence. He comes back and the Irish lads at IAD cant add up 2+2 and never look into his old complaint because his name doesn't appear on any licenses and they aren't smart enough to investigate his possible silent partnership in a liquor establishment. Remember its not what you know, Its what you can prove. Quite a few guys took extended leaves of absence to work overseas and made huge money as private security contractors. So many officers took advantage of the leave of absence program that the department changed the way it was done. You can only take up to a year leave of absence now and have to submit paperwork every three months up to the year. Is this department fucked up? Absolutely. Glad to see we are jumping on the loevy and loevy/BLM bandwagon. Why he was promoted merit? I don't know. I don't know what qualifies anyone for merit, but this recent shooting shows how the department will railroad you even if your right. Don't trust the brass, answer your jobs and go home to your family. Let these gangsters kill each other. Our exempts can cry all they want. Don't jeopardize you freedom and family for a department that doesn't care about you.

United we stand, divided we fall.

12/14/2016 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger john said...

Been reading SCC from the start, retired now and still look at occasionally and this was the best article yet.


old retired guy

12/14/2016 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not forget the school patrol sergeant caught every day parking the marked squad car in his garage for the whole tour five days a week. IAD followed from roll call and observed the legend and we obtained his falsified logs. His neighbors actuslly gave their names which is rather unusual. Long story short he stated his wife a politicians sister was battling cancer. Low and behold the wife is still alive and healthy he was recommened a thirty day suspension pending termination, and in the finest tradition of the CPD, forfited forty hours time due and made Lt, and returned to the Youth Division.

12/14/2016 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got stuck and cermack and Lagrange Road waiting for a funeral procession what about eight Chicago squad cars who died .

12/14/2016 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was turned down for merit sergeant because of an open bullshit CR that was later not sustained. It sickens me to see all these other officers getting promoted with open CR numbers and/or previous suspension time or arrest records. No recourse so I was told at the time by our illustrious union so I finished out my career and retired with never having a sustained CR number or suspension time.

12/14/2016 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I am dreaming but my hope is that President Donald Trump sets up some sort of commission like the Valachi hearings right here in Chicago.

Start with all the corrupt cops, city officials, tow truck drivers and restaurant inspectors. Go after them hard.

Then get them to flip on their bosses and "clout", and so on

If they start on January 21 how high up the ladder would they get in 4 years?

12/14/2016 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You also forgot about the ex commander of narcotics and 024 who kept getting caught in operation angel.

12/14/2016 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hold on! Did I just read that Cline pays himself 150,000 a year fron the police memorial? Are you kidding me? I thought he just got a car a ran the memorial for the good of fellow officers. 150 k and that nice fat pension! Boy Phil really set himself up good!

12/14/2016 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is really funny SCC is that two of the bosses that you describe above.... are now on the merit selection board for the upcoming sergeant's class. You can't make this shit up!!!!' ( the gambler is one and I believe the wash mouth out with soap is the second).

12/14/2016 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always thought Navarro was a decent guy but now you have to wonder. He puts a guy up for merit who was off the job on disability for 7 years? Really? There was nobody else more deserving for that merit spot then this guy? I know one thing. Hiram Grau is Navarro's guy so you come to your own conclusion and connect the dots.

12/14/2016 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not smoke.

It was a forest fires and no one cares to look at it.

No one cared to ask why no action is taken.

It's because the command staff is hand picked to hide the misconduct

12/14/2016 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a little off subject, there has been copers connected that pissed hot and were warned before a CR was generated. They resigned the same day before a CR number and preserved their pensions. Thereby, leaving their pensions and laying low for a few months. After laying low they have often joined another Police agency. A back ground check usually did not show the officer pissed hot, because the officer resigned before an investigation was started. I don't know the rule, but the County pension availability is 10yrs. and they kept paying into our pension to receive full benefits with another pension.

12/14/2016 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ald-willie-cochran-indicted-on-federal-fraud-charges-source/

12/14/2016 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very scary post. That's why people that are legit need to be FOP president.

12/14/2016 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then you have typical police busting balls humor now 8 coppers being sued:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-cop-suing-fellow-officers-over-misconduct/

This idiot contacted iad if you can't take police levity you really should find another profession! You are totally ridiculous more heat by you!

12/14/2016 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pulitzer Prize writing SCC!

12/14/2016 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't expect an Audit of the Merit Selection Process.
KevHead probably didn't know who he approved for Merit Sergeant, but somebody who's long gone had an leftover favor to use up.
Merits Exempts swap their Merit Candidates amongst themselves to make it look legitamite.

Hmm, JPud & Gmac didn't know anyone to Meritize. See who was promoted under their first year as Supt and the sponsors is a start.
Another thing is Spudhead Special Ed certainly was a gift, well known and liked by many different sponsors.
Ain't that Special.

Alderstooge Willie Cochran...who was on your List?

12/14/2016 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about that sgt who was involved in drugs and then left the country? His wife was collecting pension payments

Just axin

12/14/2016 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the sgt who was accused of rape and his mommy ( a deputy chief) paid off the accuser, then he got back on the job

12/14/2016 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cochran indicted.
Another fallen Alder-Thieve.

Remember the police are the problem.

12/14/2016 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets no forget the cloted merit sgts wife who is being fired and indicted from the lacuna mcdonald case.that merit sgt also involved in several questionable shooting investigationsALL I CAN SAY IS WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND! drain the swamp of the quacks!

12/14/2016 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention the triple merit, now commander of 025.

12/14/2016 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Retired and Happy said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Fantastic post SCC! You have done the CPD a great service by chronicling some of the Department's "Great Moments In Clout History" that always just seem to get forgotten. Clout has a short memory- glad to see that SCC doesn't ! Also glad to see that you have put Phat Phil Cline on your list of infamy. Cline was an integral part of the Marquette 10 but somehow escaped indictment because he was working undercover on another case when his colleagues were charged. Cline remained a corrupt policeman -even as Superintendent - and now pays himself over $150,000 a year to run the Police Memorial. Cline's clout runs so deep that even after being fired as Superindent he remains clouted as a civilian! He is as shameless as he is corrupt.

12/14/2016 03:00:00 AM

Forgive me but I am having a hard time processing Cline and the Marquette 10, I was working in 10 at the time this when down and it had to do with the tact team and one outsider from sog or a narco. Any way those guys were straight up and they all worked 2 or 3 part-timers if they were on the take that is news to me. Dan Webb made a name for himself on this and sent those guy up on only hear say evidences from drug dealers and users never had any proof. Webb let Wilson run 16th street drug markets and never went after him. I worked the ghetto car and when we stopped the dealers they hand us Webb's card and tell us that they put the detectives in jail and they put us in jail too. Please correct me if I am wrong but do not remember Cline

12/14/2016 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think what gets a little lost is that the clouted corrupt exempts get to nominate future corrupt people so the cycle continues. And just to get nominated you then need the clouted corrupt Alderman to support the nomination. Just a totally broken system that nobody cares to fix.

12/14/2016 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget the kiss of death from unit 050. Marv's oral specialist.

12/14/2016 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
You forgot the Deputy who was a drunk and kept getting stopped by suburban depts, FR

12/14/2016 04:54:00 AM

Yes . Frank was a real piece of work.
A cantankerous asshole.

12/14/2016 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets not forget chris n. who pissed hot while at 025 was fired and then reinstated as a detective with full back pay as a detective, yes this job is legit.

12/14/2016 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Came on the job 46 years ago.... I learned: It's not what you know but who you know.

12/14/2016 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are many more sgt Ken Burke arrested many times from Youth Ald Ed Burke do you remember !!

12/14/2016 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you miss "Twan Doyle"? PO who changed his name to something "Irish" and magically ended up assigned to the evidence section. Seems the feds found he had some interesting connections.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-03-13/news/0903120796_1_chicago-cop-bosses-nicholas-calabrese

12/14/2016 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The supe, the media and that twat RR are trying to hang one of us out to dry. I hope that we all don't loose sight of that. In looking at the shooting itself, there is no doubt in my mind the version of events related by the Sgt are true and accurate. Everything else, right now, is just noise.

There is for sure a time and place to attack the heavily clouted and exempts who have done nothing but scorn law, order and personal space. I don't think, in this particular case and at this particular moment, we should be throwing dirt on the Sgt when support is what is needed most.

I appreciate the insight and understand (more than most) how the crooked merit system slowly fucks us all over, however it was in place long before the Sgt got his stripes and all things being equal, his alleged skulduggery doesn't come close to the latter mentioned.

12/14/2016 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets no forget that little cline cheated on the sgt tests

12/14/2016 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy worked midnights in 004... real fkn clouted lol. That Sgt ives on the northside, but couldn't manage to get out of the southside but yeah you guys are right fkn dude is the mayor of clout city!

12/14/2016 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off the job for 7 years and gets a merit shot!this is a slap in the face toevery cop who busted his or her ass off! I SHOULD SAY....ANOTHER SLAP!

12/14/2016 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!! Ouch the truth hurts.

12/14/2016 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy and Chief of staff are both working for a Mob guy.

12/14/2016 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slightly O/T But Relevant As a M/fer:

Alderfool Willie Cochran indictment announced today.

>Golf-Clap<

Now that that's out of the way...
Rescind every merit promotion this fool
put in...

>Chicago chapter of NOBLE standing
around looking gas-piped<

Actually, the Feebs should be chatting up
every merit sponsor and promotee of the last
quarter century...

Operation Family Tree an' shit...
It's all low hanging fruit any-fucking-way...

12/14/2016 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the Lt. Who got caught fondling a store clerk? We know how that one ended up!

12/14/2016 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not going to cast judgement on the incidents seeing that I was not there. I also know and so should everyone that nearly all CR#'s aren't legit so I will not speak to some twelve year old nonsense. However, given the history and surrounding issues, I blame his clout for putting him in the limelight. He should have had an inside job and/or not have been promoted. Many people's arrogance brought this to fruition. It's never a brilliant move to showcase clout and cronyism. Backfires can and do occur. I guess the terms "lay low" and "out of sight, out of mind" are not considered by some. Meanwhile the humble and deserving never get rewarded. I guess this is the way life goes, at least in Shitty of Chicago, Crook County, Republic of Socialistic Entitlements; the land where the clouted and entitled leaching criminals roam free.

12/14/2016 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Retired Guy Here.... Again !!! Had to chime in on this one. Yes, Yes, and Yes. The clouted are of an "ILK" all their own. One of my favorites was this. A PO would get stripped, and sent out of the district. The reason would be some murky story of criminal involvement, or just a stupid incident. Some time would past, and all would be forgotten.
Years Later,I would be attending the annual St. Jude March. Guess who I would see, in a Sgt. or Lt's Uniform. Yes, the PO would "Miraculously" appear again, and be promoted. This happened at least two or three times, in my 33yr career.
Bottom Line: "Deal With It, and Move On"! It was a great career for me, and I never let that stuff spoil my day.
Be safe out there.

12/14/2016 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wiillie Cochran has been indicted. One of the biggest jags that I ever worked for. Good
Riddance!!

12/14/2016 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard CPD hired all the guys and gals that lost their job when felony franks went under. White is the new orange

12/14/2016 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you expect anything less in the most corrupt city, inside the most corrupt county, inside the most corrupt state, in the divided socialist states of America. And to think, a crime is us accepting fifty cents off a hot dog at lunch time. All you can do is laugh.

12/14/2016 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of assholes, fuck you cochran you piece of shit. Have fun in jail.

12/14/2016 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Did you hear that? That was the assholes of all the aldermen puckering up. Fasal Khan just said on channel 7 news that Cochran was part of the problem and several more indictments are coming! Asshole aldermen!

12/14/2016 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is sad and will cost us, Chicagoians.

12/14/2016 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many scandals. Over the years how many were reported here? Promte the least qualified for the vote. Is that affirmative action? Special Ed is in over his head put there by a mayor pandering for the black vote. Granny Clampet and her friend are in place for the gay vote. Sure glad I'm retired.

12/14/2016 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The inmates are running the asylum.

12/14/2016 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Sgt played the numbers game. He was very arogant and cocky in his District. He shuned away at regular p/os if they wore blue over skinny jeans. He recruited the oblivious and naive to his team on 1st watch. Sad to say, he had it coming trying to prove to his white shirts who now don't have his back in court or prison. Stay fetal, don't loose you freedom for units/sat/gang/narcotics/etc I believe the Sgt., but it will take a grand jury in Cook County ran by Foxx to clear both shootings where no guns was present. Juice stops once County takes over and the DOJ. Not worth a pinch.

12/14/2016 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will soon come out that Rahm viewed the Macdonald shooting video the following morning.

12/14/2016 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A secret meeting room in the basement called the star chamber.

12/14/2016 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sgt was very smug. Not bright he brought a family member of mine to my house and did not realize the caller was suffering from dementia but he was the caps guy in 004. Obviously we see his thought process which got himself into his situation. Good riddens.

12/14/2016 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tribune?? Are they still in bidness?

12/14/2016 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, I'm not going to say definitely that Navarro would know about Poulos's bad history. All exempts do (after selecting someone for a merit promotion), is submit the merit packet up the chain; IAD is supposed to do all of the 'groundwork' to look into a candidate's background. Clearly, either it wasn't done, or the path was well greased (all the way up through Navarro) to 'make it so.' If that is the case (and there's some indication that it was), it just makes Poulos' promotion more of The Chicago Way. (No one I know who knows Poulos can think of anything he's done in the line of duty to warrant a merit pull, so it is very likely clout, stemming from the family owned Lincoln Park bar).

12/14/2016 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another piece-of-shit Alderman gets indicted! Willie Cock-ring.

And the rest of the criminal city council approves millions of dollars to be put in a "illegal immigrant defense fund" W-T-F!

Sanctuary City..give me a break! I can't wait to leave this shit hole of a city.

12/14/2016 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the little kids running around wondering which boss is the father.

12/14/2016 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, reading your post brings tears to my eyes. What you wrote is SPOT ON and couldn't have been written any better. How you managed to come up with all those examples just from the top of your head amazes me. The upper echelon of this department is so rife with corruption and ignorance. Unfortunately, whenever they get in trouble it makes us all look bad.

12/14/2016 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Everybody has a Skelton or two..... even small ones.

But the First Deputy..... a good guy and funny... is a triple merit dimwit.

Again, Kevin is a funny likable person. But not qualified to be a commander, let alone The First.

*****************************

Yes-No? Was Navarro 86-3?

12/14/2016 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:17pm. Real clout working in 004 even though he's a north sider

Is your favorite type of sandwich the lead paint chip variety?

His clout is Navarro

Navarro was commander of 004 until recently

Jeez

12/14/2016 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Clement Kadiddlehopper said...

Anonymous said...

"Everybody has a Skelton or two....."

12/14/2016 05:50:00 AM

Nyaaaaahahahahahah!

12/14/2016 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
OT: Did you hear that? That was the assholes of all the aldermen puckering up. Fasal Khan just said on channel 7 news that Cochran was part of the problem and several more indictments are coming! Asshole aldermen!

12/14/2016 04:12:00 PM

If only it could snake its way up to the nine digit midget.

12/14/2016 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the drunken female Sgt. who parks her squad in her condo complex in 12. As a p.o. she left her police radio after getting drunk at a far south side bar. She also involved in a po's injuries following a night of charity casino poker. She's a piece of white trash but no one will touch her because she is a gold star family member.

12/14/2016 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People have written books about corruption in the CPD. This is not a new topic, only the personnel management system corruption is in focus now, not the thievery of days gone past. There is a book titled "To Serve and Collect" which talks about CPD history from it's start ending with the Summerdale scandal. Maybe it's time for another volume. Another interesting read is "When Corruption Was King." Not an academic book and a bit dated. Good easy read for a new officer to get some historical perspective of the "good old days."

12/14/2016 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""If only this blog was read by more people of substance and action. Then these embarrassing jokes calling themselves police officers would be forced to resign.""

Actually its the "people of substance and action" who protect these assholes.

""I did not attend the district xmas party this year. I purchased a ticket to support the retirees. Only half bothered to attend. I haven't missed a district xmas party in 18 years but this year I could not stomach all the phony embarrassing CPD brass.""

Never been to one, never been to a retirement party, am not even going to mine.
Jobs to phony. Im going to stay home and stroke off to porn.

12/14/2016 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are still bound by the rules and regulations on disability. Questions abound. Was he collecting a 75% disability from our pension? What was the alleged disability? Did he get cured because he was making merit sergeant? If you look at the merit lists it appears that Navarro and Caluris played a lot of quid pro quo.

12/14/2016 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you fucking kidding me !!! Haaa!!
Navarro will be given the chance to retire
After he gets a 6 figure job as the head of some bullshit
and he will walk away at least a millionaire like the rest of them

12/14/2016 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should look at all the double and triple merits. Start with Lt L.S. and Lt M.B. Also, look into the two Sgt's whom are married to each other and are related to Ald Burke. This department is a joke.

12/14/2016 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Let's not forget the kiss of death from unit 050. Marv's oral specialist.

12/14/2016 01:35:00 PM


KK is still on the books in 017.

12/14/2016 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"" Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the Sgt who got a nice, shiny motorcycle to look the other way when his team was looting the district, Oh yeah, he retired as a deputy!
Along the way, he screwed more than one honest copper.
On this job, honesty does not pay.""

Was that the Harley paid for with $100 bills with the "Go Hawks" sticker on the rear plate? Yeah, yeah the guy who swears up and down "I never had not clout". Well Hockey head hits cause CTE yaknow.

12/14/2016 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets no forget that little cline cheated on the sgt tests
12/14/2016 02:04:00 PM


Don't forget the rest of the Tactical team that also CHEATED WITH cline jr.

One is already a captain in a Southside district and a few are working in 189 still.





12/14/2016 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jefferson from Narcotics? Sound familiar. Tired of that hearing that guy say who knows and how he got there.

12/14/2016 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last time we lowered our standards to midget level was in the mid and late '80s and look at the beauts produced in those years? You need a fucking computer program to keep up with their transgressions and the cover ups for them.
When I saw all the gang Tats in the showers I thought I made a left when I was supposed to make a right.

Jesus what a phony fucking job.

12/14/2016 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Didn't know midnights in 007 was a clout spot. Gotta make a phone call to get in. The clout guys that graduated with him all went to units at headquarters. The Irish Mafia is still alive, two merit hacks in his class went right to IAD from sergeants school. Never stepped foot in a district. Another Irish merit hack has a task force team, an Irish lassie is back at the academy. Fourth Irish lad is the commanding officer at FOIA. This guy shoots an armed offender who passes a gun off to his homies. "He is a dirty cop". He shoots a felon trying to commit a forcible felony and its a setup. He left the job for 7 years and IAD couldn't close the BAR complaint because the rules don't apply to you when your on a leave of absence. He comes back and the Irish lads at IAD cant add up 2+2 and never look into his old complaint because his name doesn't appear on any licenses and they aren't smart enough to investigate his possible silent partnership in a liquor establishment. Remember its not what you know, Its what you can prove. Quite a few guys took extended leaves of absence to work overseas and made huge money as private security contractors. So many officers took advantage of the leave of absence program that the department changed the way it was done. You can only take up to a year leave of absence now and have to submit paperwork every three months up to the year. Is this department fucked up? Absolutely. Glad to see we are jumping on the loevy and loevy/BLM bandwagon. Why he was promoted merit? I don't know. I don't know what qualifies anyone for merit, but this recent shooting shows how the department will railroad you even if your right. Don't trust the brass, answer your jobs and go home to your family. Let these gangsters kill each other. Our exempts can cry all they want. Don't jeopardize you freedom and family for a department that doesn't care about you.

United we stand, divided we fall.

12/14/2016 10:52:00 AM
Blah, blah, blah all I got out of your dick riding the sgt is he shot not one but TWO people & no weapon was recovered, he was gone for 7 years but was the best choice for sgt. bullshit! I'm glad scc & the paper mentioned this! Supervisors like him & everyone who cheated on a test of fucked to be promoted are a large part of the problem

12/14/2016 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 0636. Your wrong about the 94 Sgt exam. They stopped at 416. There were 8 people who had the same score so the last person who got promoted was 423. Of the 8 three were black five where white. The only other black officers on the list were in the top 200. Number 424 did not get promoted off that list. The next test initiated the "merit" system.

12/14/2016 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Forgive me but I am having a hard time processing Cline and the Marquette 10, I was working in 10 at the time this when down and it had to do with the tact team and one outsider from sog or a narco. Any way those guys were straight up and they all worked 2 or 3 part-timers if they were on the take that is news to me. Dan Webb made a name for himself on this and sent those guy up on only hear say evidences from drug dealers and users never had any proof. Webb let Wilson run 16th street drug markets and never went after him. I worked the ghetto car and when we stopped the dealers they hand us Webb's card and tell us that they put the detectives in jail and they put us in jail too. Please correct me if I am wrong but do not remember Cline

12/14/2016 01:33:00 PM

I have to agree with you. I worked in 010 and knew all of them. I was in a specialized unit when they got jammed, but I was working cases on the west side at the time. The tact guys made a lot of arrests and a lot of stops. From what I can recall, they did some stupid things like taking some gits, but nothing like Webb claimed.

12/14/2016 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Remember the '94 sergeant's exam? When Daley stated they were going to make the top 500 no matter what. Well they stopped at 421 or 423. I always wondered who the heavy guy was that the cutoff was made at a strange number. Got my answer 3-6 months ago when he was made the number two guy in CPD.

12/14/2016 06:36:00 AM


That test was in February 1993.

12/14/2016 06:59:00 PM  
Blogger bullhead said...

Loved the article. Keep up the good work and Merry Christmas.

12/14/2016 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can add the recently acquitted sergeant who only got a narcotics team because of his retired daddy.

12/14/2016 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago Police Memorial Fund (CPMF) is nothing more than a huge scam conceived by Cline for his own enrichment. While he was Superintendent, before he would consider a member for any type of a "blessing", the first litmus test was whether or not the member had "volunteered" for a payroll deduction contribution to the CPMF. The second litmus test was the amount of the "voluntary" contribution. Sadly, there are members of our organization still fooled by Cline because he plays Santa Claus for one day of the year for the 150K and an automobile given to him as the head of the CPMF. Cline has always been a POS, but the ultimate evidence is enriching himself off the backs of our deceased heroes. With any amount of luck on our part, Cline will burn in hell for eternity.
12/14/2016 08:54:00 AM


PHat Phil didn't create the CPMF , it was handed to him in exchange for a merit promotion. now he's getting rich off of it.

12/14/2016 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, look at what has happened in DC since obama and his chicago group went there, all the never ending scandals that lead to dead ends, stone walling, slow walking and everyone is connected to jobs/people.
I've been telling people for the last 7 years, "we are all chicagoans now".

12/14/2016 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Cochran indicted.
Another fallen Alder-Thieve.

Remember the police are the problem.

12/14/2016 12:41:00 PM


Not so fast...He was the police, a sgt.

12/14/2016 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How bout the Lt in Area 2 VC? Second merit promotion...never a detective....makes Lt and gets put right back in area.....used to be a spot for a boss that had brains and experience ...now it's just a spot to give away to anyone.

12/14/2016 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Didn't know midnights in 007 was a clout spot. Gotta make a phone call to get in. The clout guys that graduated with him all went to units at headquarters. The Irish Mafia is still alive, two merit hacks in his class went right to IAD from sergeants school. Never stepped foot in a district. Another Irish merit hack has a task force team, an Irish lassie is back at the academy. Fourth Irish lad is the commanding officer at FOIA. This guy shoots an armed offender who passes a gun off to his homies. "He is a dirty cop". He shoots a felon trying to commit a forcible felony and its a setup. He left the job for 7 years and IAD couldn't close the BAR complaint because the rules don't apply to you when your on a leave of absence. He comes back and the Irish lads at IAD cant add up 2+2 and never look into his old complaint because his name doesn't appear on any licenses and they aren't smart enough to investigate his possible silent partnership in a liquor establishment. Remember its not what you know, Its what you can prove. Quite a few guys took extended leaves of absence to work overseas and made huge money as private security contractors. So many officers took advantage of the leave of absence program that the department changed the way it was done. You can only take up to a year leave of absence now and have to submit paperwork every three months up to the year. Is this department fucked up? Absolutely. Glad to see we are jumping on the loevy and loevy/BLM bandwagon. Why he was promoted merit? I don't know. I don't know what qualifies anyone for merit, but this recent shooting shows how the department will railroad you even if your right. Don't trust the brass, answer your jobs and go home to your family. Let these gangsters kill each other. Our exempts can cry all they want. Don't jeopardize you freedom and family for a department that doesn't care about you.

United we stand, divided we fall.

#######################################################

Well said.

12/14/2016 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


WELL DONE !! INTERESTING READ

12/14/2016 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how the story of the guy in CPD personnel dept. knocking Mt Greenwood white applicants off the CPD eligibility list is no longer a story. It's like it never happened.

12/14/2016 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh. ...Tony DeSeno... the only one to be acquitted in Marquette 10. Good guy..RIP

12/14/2016 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It will soon come out that Rahm viewed the Macdonald shooting video the following morning.

12/14/2016 04:51:00 PM

I don't doubt it. The media have been trying to get his e-mails and the e-mails of the other brass at the time. I am sure that the entire command staff knew about the entire matter very soon after. I hope it comes out and brings the downfall the the command staff to include the superintendent Johnson.

12/14/2016 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Post On The Marquette Ten, In My Opinion, Was Spot On. If Any Out There Wish To Read A Excellent Book, On The Subject, "Greylord". Really Explains What The Investigation Was About. The Marquette Ten, Got "Looped" Into It. They Got Shafted, and The Bad Guys Walked, Plus Many Perks.

12/14/2016 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richard M Daley is the worst thing that has ever happened to the Chicago Police Department!

12/14/2016 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Stevie G's CR# that was handled by BV, and who now is a LT. in 019. This place is too legit to quit! The average Joe on the job statistically has no chance to be promoted with all the cheaters, study groupers, meritorious morons, bfs/gfs/lovers/sons/daughters of exempts and desk dollies.

12/14/2016 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of truth about incidents over a whole lot of years. A lot of bitching from whiney do nothings that don't get promoted because they don't do anything.
A lot of this is right on, except Phil Cline and the Police Memorial. He works his ass off to raise money for the Memorial. It would have never gotten off the ground if it weren't for him. It would not survive if it weren't for him. It has brought local business to show their support for us. If you have ANY doubt about the good work he gets accomplished, talk to a Gold Star family member and quit your uninformed bitching about one of the only Great things this Police Dept. has left.

12/14/2016 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget C.Papa who "magically" ended up number 2 on this Lt's exam. He was Keatings whipping boy and connected to Special Ed. DOJ specifically was told about this moron. Merit Sgt who scored in the 2000s on the Sgts exam but magically ends up number 2 on Lt's Exam? These cheaters think they got away with it. You didn't. It's coming.

12/14/2016 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago s Finest, Merit Sgt K Burke, changed dob, arrested six times, nightmare for 022nd Distric.

12/14/2016 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PHat Phil didn't create the CPMF , it was handed to him in exchange for a merit promotion. now he's getting rich off of it.

12/14/2016 07:15:00 PM

Uh...NOT.

12/14/2016 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Da da da daa da da boom greek lighting, the most clanish crew in city politics

12/14/2016 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your wrong about the 94 Sgt exam. They stopped at 416. There were 8 people who had the same score so the last person who got promoted was 423. Of the 8 three were black five where white.

Test was given immediately after race norming test scores was no longer an acceptable
practice per the U.S Supreme Court. Race norming did work in a way that it provide the highest score blacks on the test rank order way of being promoted.

12/14/2016 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:17pm. Real clout working in 004 even though he's a north sider

Where have you been thats been MC Compstats rule that if you make merit you go to shitsville, for real dummy.

And the Sergeants that get taken right of school and assigned to IAD are usually former detectives thats been the case for the 12-15 years.

12/14/2016 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you miss "Twan Doyle"? PO who changed his name to something "Irish" and magically ended up assigned to the evidence section. Seems the feds found he had some interesting connections.


Oh yeah dont forgot the itrelian that used to work in 020, the one who was the nephew of the OUTFIT Boss in K.C. in his free time he help run the skim back to Chicago from Vegas. Awtwan Doyle blow me.

12/14/2016 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's part of the whole Greek Club of clout and nepotism. I believe anyone with any time on will remember a certain jackass that was made exempt rank with about 10 years on because his family owned a restaurant frequented by some the the bigger bosses over the years. Same shit here. Absolutely sickening that someone can game the system for seven years only to be rewarded with a promotion. I'll reserve my judgment about this shooting because we all know what's possible, especially given our second-class status and how the ghetto operates in regards to police-on-black interactions. But he reeks of everything that is wrong with this department. Just another asshole that got sponsored for bigger and better things (no doubt he was being groomed for Lieutenant) while several excellent officers are routinely passed over because they don't have connections. Damn, I hope the DOJ has been compiling truckloads of information.


NICELY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12/14/2016 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is how the Obama presidency helped to make Chicago melt into crime and no jobs do not care about family drug dealing shooters. Thank God and thank the remaining real Americans who voted on November 8 to put a stop to the evil democratic party. They hate America. Our country.

12/14/2016 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does that old saying end again? Oh yes. Trump. President Trump. We are about to take our country back. Stupid puppet Rham is most likely wishing he never had been re-elected mayor of Chicago. Get a gun card and arm up. Shoot to kill while defending yourself family and well you know, any soon to be victims. Aim for the head.

12/14/2016 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK UPS MOVE UP , It's that simple ,, Welcome to Chicago

12/14/2016 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clout aside, the Sgt has been in two justified shootings. One in which a shithead burglar tried to escape using the the finger gun in the pocket trick and one in which the gun walked off with another asshole. Everyone in Englewood knows the word on the street about that particular gun...

12/15/2016 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Money has it that The First is/was going to make his admin secretary Fenton a Sgt in next class.

Maybe they took his pick away.

12/14/2016 05:50:00 AM

If she was even put it in, it is a true disgrace. She has NO time on the job and NO time on the street. She has absolutely no business as sergeant.

12/15/2016 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when we were still in the academy and the medical section, iad and other units were inside the building. Despite twenty four hour security, there was a break in to the offices. I never did hear what files, if any, were taken. God knows what scandals were removed?
They opened a satellite IAD office east of the academy on Adams. They also moved the medical section to thirty fifth st.

12/15/2016 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of truth about incidents over a whole lot of years. A lot of bitching from whiney do nothings that don't get promoted because they don't do anything.
A lot of this is right on, except Phil Cline and the Police Memorial. He works his ass off to raise money for the Memorial. It would have never gotten off the ground if it weren't for him. It would not survive if it weren't for him. It has brought local business to show their support for us. If you have ANY doubt about the good work he gets accomplished, talk to a Gold Star family member and quit your uninformed bitching about one of the only Great things this Police Dept. has left.


Couldn't agree more. There are plenty of things to bitch and moan about concerning this job.This isn't one of them

12/15/2016 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Money has it that The First is/was going to make his admin secretary Fenton a Sgt in next class.

Maybe they took his pick away.

12/14/2016 05:50:00 AM

If she was even put it in, it is a true disgrace. She has NO time on the job and NO time on the street. She has absolutely no business as sergeant.

12/15/2016 01:26:00 AM

Word is this PO (KF) was whining about the 1st (KN) at the Area South's Christmas party to Watson and his Admin Sgt. Talking sh*t about a boss to another boss - that'll get you prompted, NOT! Hey Admin PO K.F. why is it you think you deserve to be a (Merit) Sgt? Experience, NOPE! Time on the job, NOPE! Acts of bravery, NOPE? Oh yah, you're a good typer, RIGHT!

12/15/2016 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This thread should not go away.

12/15/2016 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what is granny clampett's function?

12/15/2016 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where there's smoke, there's mirrors

12/15/2016 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
2:17pm. Real clout working in 004 even though he's a north sider

Where have you been thats been MC Compstats rule that if you make merit you go to shitsville, for real dummy.

And the Sergeants that get taken right of school and assigned to IAD are usually former detectives thats been the case for the 12-15 years.
12/14/2016 10:50:00 PM

Being a detective and being a sergeant are two different assignments, with two different roles. That's like a foot doctor doing breast augmentation. They need to go to a district and pay their dues. But when they open up applications to go to IAD you need a year in grade as a sergeant. It all makes sense.

12/15/2016 10:26:00 AM  

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