Thursday, January 19, 2017

Is it Getting Hot in Here?

On page 131, there is an extensive footnote. It reads as follows:
  • The City Inspector General is also currently investigating allegations that three recently promoted lieutenants were coached by a high ranking official who helped develop the August 2015 lieutenant exam. Although the investigation is ongoing, allegations of improper exam procedures make CPD officers doubt the fairness of the exam process.
Nearly five entire pages (129 to 134) are devoted to some of the promotional exam problems of recent years. We've gone back decades to point out other instances of...
  • entire tact teams getting promoted together,
  • a Subject Matter Expert having both his administrative sergeants score #1 and 2 on the exam,
  • the same SME's replacement sergeant scoring #1 on the next exam,
  • husband/wife teams scoring exactly the same and being promoted together,
  • other secret study groups that have amazingly high scorers,
  • off calendar alternative test sites proctored by a SME producing top "scores"
...and all sorts of other statistical anomalies that pop up with extraordinary regularity on the CPD. Now the DOJ has taken a passing interest in its report - which the alternative media has picked up on:
  • Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson is probing allegations three police lieutenants cheated on the August 2015 promotion exam, according to the Department of Justice's investigation into the Chicago Police Department.

    The city watchdog's investigation — based on claims first reported by DNAinfo in April — focuses on allegations that now-retired Chicago Deputy Police Supt. Eugene Williams shared privileged information in a study group about the most recent test used to promote sergeants to lieutenants.

    That study group included a number of people, including Lt. Maryet Hall, who is married to former First Deputy Police Supt. Al Wysinger, who was the department's No. 2 cop until he retired in 2015; Lt. Nakia Fenner, Supt. Eddie Johnson's fianceé; and Lt. Davina Ward, according to documents obtained by DNAinfo.
Remember, these are three people who had to be given "merit" promotions to sergeant. Not only that, they are three of six people connected directly to IAD who were promoted in the first class - as statistically impossible as any of the other scenarios we've listed. And then you have Special Ed telling everyone how many study groups his squeeze attended while she told people she didn't attend even a single group.

And they're all eligible for the Captain posts coming out shortly.

Is anyone noticing how something like 95% of the Captain and exempt staff have at least one "merit" bump in their career? And over 80% have two? And these people pick the next generation of "merit" promotees. And this habit of giving away "merit" spots to people who can't pass the test and the level, and don't know the job they're promoted to, might have a detrimental effect on how things like discipline are handled? Or investigations? Or instruction?

Exactly those things cited throughout the DOJ Report.

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189 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So we have an officer that is currently suing the department and 8 fellow officers because they made fun of him and a female that failed 4 cycles as a PPO but the Reverends spoke up for her and the police board pushed her through, both in the current fto class. No wonder that program is a fucking joke.

1/19/2017 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminded of a female captain from a NW side district that visited a female sergeant who was admitted to a hospital and administered the Lt. exam to the female sergeant in the sergeant's hospital room. Just the two of them were present.


The testing on this department is on the up and up.

1/19/2017 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter. As far as Sgt test, you're lucky if you get promoted with a rank of 500

1/19/2017 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who are the cheaters from 011. call em out and where are they now ??

1/19/2017 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Polish an' a Chop in a Greasy Bag said...

"Why don't you guys STFU and stop complaining?"

1/19/2017 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not leave out Lt. K.S. in 025 and his wife who just made LT who works in 025 also but on midnights
Something's not right when she keeps her maiden name .... could it be to possibly distance herself from her husband? A subject matter expert on that exam ?

1/19/2017 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

what about EXAMSCAM??? these dirty rats

1/19/2017 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the meantime people are still stopping vehicles and doing chases on foot and vehicles. Keep it boys and girls, the three Lts and the rest of them appreciate it.

1/19/2017 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until FOP takes merit out of the contract, it will be utilized by the city. Anger yourselves at the enablers, not the users.

1/19/2017 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC keep the heat on.

1/19/2017 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These people have never even been the police. The were never cops!

1/19/2017 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They better expand the investigation past the three named, there's more who got the answers that made that first class. All NOBLE.

1/19/2017 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how is it that the last sergeant promotional announcement requirements included four years of college and that requirement has not been honored? Lts. need that degree and according to the Sgts. exam announcement would be the same. Clouted merits I presume. take a look. the chosen few in a fixed and entitled system. did DOJ see that? one can only presume who is to be promoted... lets ask rahm or Sir Ed

1/19/2017 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is about time this dirty little secret hit the media!

I hope the whistleblower gets paid 5 million$ for having the courage to step forward and help drain the corrupt swamp!

He/she deserves that money and maybe a bump up to Captain or ADS.

Then again it will probably be better if they quietly retire and move far away from this corrupt cesspool called Chicago.

1/19/2017 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

regarding last sgt exam expect a lawsuit

1/19/2017 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Jeezee My Weezee

1/19/2017 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fenner wasn't a merit sergeant.

1/19/2017 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special Ed won't make Next month
As the boss!

1/19/2017 03:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone holding there breath till something is done about the cheaters would be dead a long time ago. This is Chicago, and it's to late to save it now. Crooked from the start and crooked till the end.

1/19/2017 04:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fenner wasn't a merit sergeant.

&&&&&

Really??? She's dumber than a bag of hammers, so you're saying she had the answers for that test too?

When does it end!!!!!!!!!

1/19/2017 04:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fenner wasn't Merit Sgt, but since she didn't work the street , she spent all her time in the review office in 003 studying for the exam, while everyone else busted their ass on the streets . Her sense of entitlement is sickening. No matter what happens and what rank she receives, she will never be respected, but she may not be here much longer anyway.

1/19/2017 04:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so mad about this I'm seeing GREEN!

1/19/2017 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recently talked to an African - American District commmander who asked me "did you hear about the cheating on the Lieutenants test ?" I replied that I did . He then stated "We were cheating ! But we learned if from you white guys who have been cheating forever . It's out turn ! "
He is right . Now everyone is up in arms about it because the cheaters are black . What about the past superintendents? 2002 Fat Phil , Weis - promoted his drivers ,McCarthy - his driver flunked the test ? Now we have Johnson ? Hilliard s daughter -2500 on the list ? Merit or cheat does it really matter ? Nothing is gonna happen . Politics plain and simple ! Rham wants to win !!!!

Cheating

1/19/2017 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perfect examples as to why I have given up on this job!
I hate this fucking city and police dept. and can't wait to retire!

Da Pelon

1/19/2017 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing to see here just the same old shit keep the line moving, the dumb will keep promoting the dumber

1/19/2017 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC - Glad you caught that footnote after carefully reading the report. Am only on page 41 since i read it incrementally - small portions ensure less acidity. Hopefully, your tenacity will keep this issue alive to the point that the lamesteam media will be forced to cover the issue after one outlet picks up the story. Maybe some dufus like Savini or Gowdie will be jealous of Empress Marin's Peabody award and convince their editor that they should actually cover this potentially explosive topic. Let's hope that Rahm will also go down with Fat Head Ed.

Retired .38 spl +P

1/19/2017 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Until FOP takes merit out of the contract, it will be utilized by the city. Anger yourselves at the enablers, not the users.

1/19/2017 12:37:00 AM

Until you have an arbitration that will go against what is accepted practice around the rest of the country its not going to change.

1/19/2017 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how many officers really make it legit after you take out the ones who have the test answers and the not so merit.

1/19/2017 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Wheezie...... they're coming for you!

1/19/2017 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Fenner wasn't a merit sergeant.

&&&&&

Really??? She's dumber than a bag of hammers, so you're saying she had the answers for that test too?

When does it end!!!!!!!!!

1/19/2017 04:44:00 AM

I agree.
She's a complete box of rocks.

1/19/2017 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 were "coached" by high ranking test developer???

No!!! Not coached!!!

Given the entire test with the answers!!!

Those stupid m.f.s were stupid enough to be high fiving and laughing all the way to the bank.

Thinking they could just get away with it and live happily ever after.

Just like Jesse and Sandy Jackson.

Take all that money, try to live like royalty on other peoples money and it will never turn around and bite you in the ass?!!

Enjoy turds!!!

1/19/2017 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how high they will go LIST wise on this Sgt's list??

1/19/2017 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wheezy couldn't run a squad of PPOs fresh outta the academy when all they know how to say is "yessir"

1/19/2017 07:06:00 AM  
Blogger Sir Donkey, esq said...

And the solution to this corrupted promotion problem, according to the report...Do a better job of letting the officers know the criteria for making a "merit" promotion.
Yea, that will matter. Assholes!

1/19/2017 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's their time

1/19/2017 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three sergeants from Fugitive Apprhension also made lietenant.I think there was only four sergeants total assigned there.

1/19/2017 07:20:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Bags of hammers are dumb?

1/19/2017 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Green
Papianiau
Tirado
Fenner
Ward
Boyd
Muhammad
Mckenzie

1/19/2017 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Captian Wheeeeezzeeeee,just wait and see and this just in The commander from 006 girlfriend MC will be next "merit" sgt, stay tune..

1/19/2017 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago's Corruption at it's Finest, now the only thing left for them to do is retire and drain the pension...

1/19/2017 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Reminded of a female captain from a NW side district that visited a female sergeant who was admitted to a hospital and administered the Lt. exam to the female sergeant in the sergeant's hospital room. Just the two of them were present.

Lt P C runs SIU?

1/19/2017 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They better expand the investigation past the three named, there's more who got the answers that made that first class. All NOBLE.
1/19/2017 01:49:00 AM

UHH, just leave that request in that pile over there...Damn where's Kahn when you need him?

1/19/2017 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very concerning

1/19/2017 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed still just engaged? When the he'll are they going to marry?

1/19/2017 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whistle blower = $$$$$

1/19/2017 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
They better expand the investigation past the three named, there's more who got the answers that made that first class. All NOBLE.

1/19/2017 01:49:00 AM

Oh there were more that weren't NOBLE. Just look at who made it and were merit Sgt's. If you know ANY of them you know they had help. Worst part is they believe they deserve it.

1/19/2017 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of the Lieutenants and Sergeants that scored in the top ten legitimately on past tests are still at that same rank after 5 or even 10 years,because they have no clout. All the clouted, most of which were all merit promotions are now the gold braided exempts running the department. That's the key to what's wrong with this department and the DOJ just turned the page, because they were told to do so by their democratic handlers....

1/19/2017 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its ok ill just keep taking the exams

1/19/2017 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is definitely more than three!!!!! Dirty, corrupt, IAD.

1/19/2017 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's why I stopped even taking the tests after a while. You have the chosen ones who represent a percentage that get the answers ahead of time (special study groups , subject matter experts, etc), they of course score higher and grab a spot, then there is the 30% merit, some who don't even bother taking part two because they just don't have to so why bother and they take a spot. Even if you have a descent score, you end up getting passed up by people who are completely incompetent and others that never did a lick of police work and your now forced to take orders from these people. We are seeing the effects of this in a command staff that is clueless, a detective division that has a clearance rate that is pathetic compared to other major cities and these people are rewarded over and over with additional merit bumps, it's so hard to watch this nonsense.
Like everything, it comes down to money. All of us are trying to support ourselves and our families, put kids through school. Some have major medical expenses, etc. you think if you work hard, study hard, you can get promoted and relieve some of your financial burden but on this department you don't get a fair shake. By the time the chosen ones are taken care of the rest of us are left fighting for scraps. Meanwhile the well healed merit winners retire into the sunset with million dollar bank accounts and pensions of $80,000 a year. the city and alderman have a command staff indebted to them and therefore controlled by them. Its as it's always been it's about money, it's about who you know, It's about political patronage, and it's a damn shame.

1/19/2017 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget all the other cheaters from of all places IAD hey Green you feeling the heat yet? Take a look at noble members who also made Sgt by cheating just look at the females in the top 100 and question them!

1/19/2017 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I studded as best I could.

1/19/2017 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hold out hope, but little hope for change. Just as I felt when Obama was elected. Chicago, Cook County is totally corrupt and will not change easily. Just look at all of the cheating gong on with hiring and promotion within the city and county even while monitored by a federal judge. The political class does not care and they don't think that they will get caught. They don't feel that the Shackman decision was fair to them. Not an original thought in their head. Every positive program in this department and in this town comes from other cities. The brass are always heading out on a field trip to see what other departments are doing.

1/19/2017 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ttps://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170119/kenwood/rainbow-push-chicago-police-reforms-justice-department-donald-trump-administration


The president of your Police Board advocating civil disobedience to enforce you being shackled? Should she recuse herself from hearing cases now?



Lightfoot said it would then fall to voters to pressure elected officials in the city and state to get needed reforms done.

“If people are down in the streets demanding it, it will happen,” Lightfoot said.

1/19/2017 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is definitely getting hot look at this terrible pos propaganda by the dishonest media wishing bad things on the inauguration:

http://www.infowars.com/cnn-if-trump-is-killed-during-inauguration-obama-appointee-would-be-president/

What kind of people do this?

Then we have this praying that our President the ebst pro-police President in history is well protected God bless the USA and God bless President Donald Trump!

1/19/2017 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are the recent ones. In the past we have had exams, graded by a "Reputable" firm, that later went out of business for corruption.(Arthur Andersen) They actually sent out the scores for the Lt. Exam, then two weeks later they sent out New Scores! The New Scores helped the Anointed Ones, many of whom retired with Gold Braid Pensions.Then there was the Bring in Bosses from other Places to make it legit. So you had a Capt. from Boston, and two bosses from Chicago at your oral. But the answer to the question not covered on the Gen. Order was given to those Chosen to be promoted. The answer was:"Notify the Watch Commander." If you were supposed to be promoted, you knew that answer. If not, it was nowhere to be found on the study material And how about the Siblings? There are at least two sets of Brothers and Sisters, who made the first class of Sgt. together, then made Lt. together! Talk about an anomaly! Now consider that their father was partners with Fat Phil, back in "Da Day". Now, consider the issue of MORALE: How can any Blue Shirt or Legit Sgt. trust the judgement and or competence of a boss who is a Fraud and Cheat? And this corruption is what eats away at a cop's soul, especially when making Life or Death decisions. I can still remember the look of astonishment on a young White college educated cop, when he was asked to correct the spelling in a report he had made. The Politically connected Sgt. who was a complete Moron, but a Moron of Color, so he got promoted told the young cop: "Waz Rong wit You, dere ain't no T in Wessern!". The young cop had spelled Western Avenue correctly. Do NOTHING, NOTHING beyond answering calls and looking out for each other, because the bosses are only looking out for themselves.Take any Opportunity to F&ck Rahm, his Administration is the Enemy. Baby"G"

1/19/2017 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats President Trump! God bless you and stay safe. We do not believe the B.S. Police do not fall for fake news!!!!!

1/19/2017 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at this teachers starting urban terrorist type disruptions and these scumbags being taught how to destroy America hope President Trump puts next to their pathetic names "in custody"

http://www.vocativ.com/393923/disruptj20-donald-trump-inauguration-protest-activists-washington-dc/?

then this quote of course teacher you should be terminated you goof starting destruction to think no wonder colleges suck because of teachers like this and the goofy hairbrained anti-American professors! They are molding the skulls full of mush into non-productive members of society!

1/19/2017 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Reminded of a female captain from a NW side district that visited a female sergeant who was admitted to a hospital and administered the Lt. exam to the female sergeant in the sergeant's hospital room. Just the two of them were present.


The testing on this department is on the up and up.

1/19/2017 12:12:00 AM

Use the names. Patty Casey had two aneurysm removed when outfit moll Jan Robards-Dillon proctored her examination while Casey recovered either at home, or in hospital. Robards-Dillon's juice wasn't her low-on-testosterone husband Kevin, but uncle Michael Ricci (not to be confused with Riccio) who was to be indicted in Operation Family Secrets before he dropped dead. If you don't think the outfit still doesn't run this Department or give imprimatur on promotion's your naive.

1/19/2017 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

regarding last sgt exam expect a lawsuit
1/19/2017 02:32:00 AM


Seriously? So when is it going to be filed? Maybe wait until the list goes to over 400 and file that mother F#&-&×.

Just file the lawsuit for the next test in 2019-2020.....file it BEFORE the test.

1/19/2017 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of leader do we have when he strips every copper in sight for any little transgression, but won't do a single thing to his girlfriend when there's overwhelming evidence she and her friends cheated. This is #1 issue to me regarding cpd leadership. How are any of us to take anything they say seriously? How are we to follow their lead when they don't know how to lead. We have a supt that nobody trusts and none of us give a shit what he says or orders us to do b/c he's got no respect amongst us.

1/19/2017 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turned on cheaters hoping they show Gary,you know he'll have a good excuse!

1/19/2017 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know where you stand on day one. You are part of the" club" or not? Did you join LAPA or become a groupie to a rock star boss? I chose to keep my dignity.

1/19/2017 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminded of a female captain from a NW side district that visited a female sergeant who was admitted to a hospital and administered the Lt. exam to the female sergeant in the sergeant's hospital room. Just the two of them were present.


Her whole desk crew in 017 made Lt. as well-3 sgts, even better both her daughters just made detective in the same class amazing

1/19/2017 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said

Until FOP takes merit out of the contract, it will be utilized by the city. Anger yourselves at the enablers, not the users.

1/19/2017 12:37:00 AM
Couldn't agree more. FOP didn't even try to stop merit promotions. Just another example of how FOP has dropped the ball.
As for this current investigation, it involves clouted people of color. Gene Williams is heavily connected to the south side reverends. If it isn't buried, and starts to gain traction, you will hear the cries of racism from Pfleger, the activists and politicians. It is going nowhere.

1/19/2017 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny that this was even mentioned, considering the writers of this report probably attained their position in the same manner.
Other than having a "gubmint" job, with what credentials qualified the investigators to investigate CPD?
Stay safe Officers.

J.J.

1/19/2017 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Based on post made on this website July 8, 2014 you posted a list of merit sergeants promoted from 2007-2014 none of these three people you say were promoted merit are on this list. Ward made sergeant sometime in 2009 or 2010. You shouldn't put out half truths as facts.

http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/2014/07/merit-sgts-2007-to-almost-present.html?m=1

1/19/2017 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can Aunt Rosie and the Western Ave crowd do it again?

1/19/2017 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please!!!!! Nothing will happen

1/19/2017 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Annnnd nothing will happen to anyone business as usual

1/19/2017 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of the aforementioned lieutenant promotee's couldn't remember the correct test answer if it was tattooed to their foreheads. My father provides anecdotal evidence of how far police examination corruption goes in this incident from O.W.Wilson's first sergeants examination administered in 1960: Police promotional examinations were administered by the Chicago Civil Service Commission . A typewritten sergeants list was sent via teletype to all units and you learned where you scored. These results were also published and the typewritten list posted outside the door of the Civil Service Commissioner. My father had occasion to go to City Hall and examined the list. Having already seen the list that was received in his district he again saw his name, and although he was ranked near five hundred he was ultimately promoted to sergeant. Weeks later my father went back to City Hall on unrelated business and again viewed the long sergeants promotional list still tacked to the wall. This time he observed the name "Robert Williams" had been hand printed on a page of the previously typed list. Years later that Robert Williams ultimately retired as a Deputy Chief, and according to previous posters on this blog, was implicated in a scheme to accept money bribes from police officers who were taking a sergeants test in the late 1980's and funneling the money to then superintendent Fred Rice. Don't believe that the leaking of testing materials is the only method of cheating and subverting the legitimacy of Chicago police promotional tests. Often times the scores are simply manipulated after the fact in the Superintendents office. Not bitter, I've beat 'em two out of three times and was promoted in rank order.

1/19/2017 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FoP are you listening. Reduce merit in next contract. Biggest problem facing this department!

1/19/2017 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dump all current exams and start fresh!

1/19/2017 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazingly no news media picks up on this story.

i guess they are just as corrupt

1/19/2017 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh leave retired Capt. JD alone so she helped her friend out in time of need, JD did serve a mean BLT sandwich before she came on the job. This job is legit boys and girls.

1/19/2017 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are hammers being insulted like this???

Anonymous said...

Fenner wasn't a merit sergeant.

&&&&&

Really??? She's dumber than a bag of hammers, so you're saying she had the answers for that test too?

When does it end!!!!!!!!!

1/19/2017 04:44:00 AM

1/19/2017 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/19/2017 01:54:00 AM

Didn't the sergeants announcement say 60 credit hours?

1/19/2017 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Was this a hot situation from today's Suntimes sneed column:

Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd), who is frequently spotted doing a little downtime schmoozing at the Boss pub near City Hall, ran into a rough customer there late Tuesday night with a guy who allegedly threatened to shoot him.

• Translation: “It was about 11:30 p.m. when a group of individuals came into the bar who looked pretty loaded — and started acting very aggressive to people at the table where my wife was sitting. They had been trying to provoke fights with other patrons,” Reilly told Sneed.

“I took what was happening very seriously because it involved my wife,” he told Sneed. “So I went over to the table and encountered him — and he shoved me and threatened to shoot me. He said he was going to go home and get a gun and shoot me,” Reilly said.

“Imagine. Out of nowhere this kind of thing can happen,” he added. “But the police were very responsive. They arrived immediately.”

• Buckshot: Sneed is told the alleged assailant was charged with simple battery.

Tough guy oreilly what a move hey maybe he could do the Trump move and remove some sign, or put up no fighting signs frequently in the bar is he like Otis from the old Andy griffin show the town drunk? Simple battery nice, now oreilly have you returned the campaign money Trump gave you as promised? Have another drink, and you tipped off sneed what a scared man! Hope Trump drains the swamp at city hall how deep in the swamp are these people? Now what are you doing to help police are your minions restoring retired coppers health care and working in awesome contract? Crickets:

1/19/2017 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Until FOP takes merit out of the contract, it will be utilized by the city. Anger yourselves at the enablers, not the users."
old retired guy says I don't remember FOP even mentioning or getting anything for merit promotions. All of a sudden one year the city just did it. Now is the time to play hard ball include residency and promotions.

1/19/2017 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04:44 AM....your comparison is very insulting to hammers!!!

1/19/2017 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That portion of the DOJ report will be ignored. It's Rahm's Department and he has the say about who and when anyone gets promoted.

Matt the Rat Rodriguez once said "some people are not good test takers".
That being true, but someone who can't pass a test shouldn't be given answers by Subject Matter Experts.
Anybody can run this Department with a high school education when they have dedication, integrity, fairness, also a bit of common sense comes in handy. This job is not neurosurgery, yet the Top Merit Brass needs some to correct the macrocephaly.
There's way too much shenanigans with the whole Merit Process.
Many are unable to cut the mustard on the streets as patrolmen, are made Det and Sgt only to wind up behind a desk.
There may be little qualified diversity in the Scoring Process, but many are still busting a hump that don't get noticed.
So to say a little extra Special tutoring from insiders is allowable is wrong.
Nobody ever Fails at City College either.
Fair & Square Equal Opportunity no matter what, with exceptions.
I'd be leery of FOP giving in to allow a higher merit percentage, they won't even release the scores from tests.,

1/19/2017 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why aren't they stripped pending the outcome of the investigation like everybody else lately?

1/19/2017 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's ALOT more than just those three

1/19/2017 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous near north crier said...

Kinda groovy how our Bizness Liaison Sergeant and her clouted Bridgeport hubby made it at the same time.

All the peeps in Munchkin Land cheered when he shattered that glass ceiling.

1/19/2017 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Live on the next cheaters! Cheaters exposed! Stay tuned.......

1/19/2017 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This promotional bullshit has been going on since the beginning of time. I am no retired but I can speak for the 25 years I spent on this department watching some of the most inept people get promoted meritoriously. Henny Penny is a fine example. Look at her actions on this department, someone with out her clout would have been fired. I too remember the husband and wife teams that got promoted made the newspapers as if that was a real legitimate promotion. I saw exceptional police officers who would have made great bosses but although they had no clout...never got past the rank of sgt. They were so thankful to have made sgt, never forgot where they came from and trated their subordinate's with respect, and were never afraid to stand up for a patrolman. They truly were mentors. The problem you have today is lack of supervision by some because they do not know how to supervise...never worked anywhere to learn how to be the police, and some never went before the grand jury. They don't have the know how to serve their merit rank, but no problem, off they will go to promoted again. If this department really wanted to legitimize the promotional exams, let the test be entered into a scanner on site. Next, each candidate will be reviewed on his own merit not some boss who will sugar coat the career off someone who hid their entire career as a house mouse. I know this will never happen...so the bullshit promotions will go on but it sure seems like an easy solution.

1/19/2017 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

We need to put up a few of those clips from the old snl skits of celebrity jeopardy. This is exactly how I see our departments command staff.

1/19/2017 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sickening. This is why i no longer take bosses and supervisors seriously.

1/19/2017 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, really upset over this tier 1,2 & 3 ppo healthcare. My dr. is in a tier 1, fine and good. The hospital he serves is a tier 2. Lab work such as quest are not all tier 1, some locations are tier 2. No explanation of that in the 2017 booklet that indicated ppo changes for 2017. It describes quest as an approved off site lab, but doesn't indicate that member should check their choice location as to which tier they are. Thank you FOP for this. Only the rank of patrolman got this health plan?

1/19/2017 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RAnonymous Anonymous said...
Special Ed won't make Next month
As the boss!

We're already over last years homicide number year to date and it's only January

1/19/2017 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Inspector General should start indicting them . They should not stop there it should investigate the sergeant , detective also !!!!!

1/19/2017 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call it whatever you want, before merit spots they used affirmative action, and before that it was pure political intervention by changing test scores. To put it mildly, it all bullshit and will stay this why until someone with balls start putting these assholes in jail.

1/19/2017 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter. As far as Sgt test, you're lucky if you get promoted with a rank of 500


What about a rank of 2039? Do you think I have a chance? I mean I'm right in the middle of the pack with that rank, out of the 4000 to 4300 people that took the test.

1/19/2017 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
how is it that the last sergeant promotional announcement requirements included four years of college and that requirement has not been honored? Lts. need that degree and according to the Sgts. exam announcement would be the same. Clouted merits I presume. take a look. the chosen few in a fixed and entitled system. did DOJ see that? one can only presume who is to be promoted... lets ask rahm or Sir Ed

1/19/2017 01:54:00 AM

Don't need a degree to become an exempt member ask Special ED. The whole college requirement is irrelevant you learn everything in the academy or on the job. The City just uses it keep out Blacks and Latinos who have lower college graduation rates then complain about not enough applicants. I know so many good people who want to be Officers but don't have the time or money for college it's discriminatory in opinion.

1/19/2017 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be NOBLE of them to also look into tthe Sgt's exam. . . And also anyone associated with Cmdr Crystal King

1/19/2017 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry they'll just give them a Cush spot like the acedemy. Oh wait they already have. Greek power

1/19/2017 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So we have an officer that is currently suing the department and 8 fellow officers because they made fun of him and a female that failed 4 cycles as a PPO but the Reverends spoke up for her and the police board pushed her through, both in the current fto class. No wonder that program is a fucking joke.

You have to call these people out. You don't have a choice bud.

1/19/2017 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many times was Supt Johnson promoted by merit?

1/19/2017 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm in the academy right now and word is the LT and FTO class are getting deployed friday for inauguration. you heard it here first.

1/19/2017 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fenner made sergeant on merit and has always been a kiss-ass since her days in 003, working in the review office basically her whole time there, never spending more than one-year on the street. She has always been clueless about police work. You would have a better LT by picking someone off the street. Total hack!

1/19/2017 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jan robards is as about mobbed as you can get., ricci was connected to the Berwyn n cicero crew also knew larry Dominick and Robert lovero

1/19/2017 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God that "Granny Clampett" left to take the Oakland job because Rahm was seriously considering her to replace the Supt. No BS!

1/19/2017 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Southside said...

Bags of hammers are dumb?

1/19/2017 07:28:00 AM


Yup!
Especially the handle-less
ones...

1/19/2017 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at this teachers starting urban terrorist type disruptions and these scumbags being taught how to destroy America hope President Trump puts next to their pathetic names "in custody"

Let the "Bikers for Trump" deal with these assholes while the police sit back and as former mayor Richard Daley said" the police are not here to create disorder they are here to preserve disorder"

1/19/2017 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

http://www.infowars.com/cnn-if-trump-is-killed-during-inauguration-obama-appointee-would-be-president/

1/19/2017 08:52:00 AM

I believe that the Speaker of the House is before any cabinet member. Ryan was sworn in on 1/2/2017.

1/19/2017 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fat Phil gave MB the Lt test when she worked in his office and she scored # 1

1/19/2017 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Realistically, even if it is proven that there was cheating, what would the repercussions be? They're not going to tear the list down since many people on it didn't cheat. The only ones really affected would be the last few spots on the list that just miss getting promoted. How far down the list do they plan on going?

1/19/2017 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Besides study group attendees being given the answers, how much info was shared with friends or co-workers of the attendees? Who then shared with their friends? No way to gauge how far it reached. But we all know how poorly the cheaters scored in their previous tests and the near perfect scores off of an objective test. A cheat in the class now, exited the exam and stated "I doubt I got one question wrong." That's great but it was not that type of an exam, unless you had the answers. What are the options? Tear down the test then give a whole other group a chance to grab the answers or let it roll and reach out to the numbers of those that deserved it and would have been in range of making the rank off of this test? Lastly, I wouldn't care what the color of study group cheaters would be. I sacrificed the time, effort and money on a rigged exam. An Irate Prussian

1/19/2017 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget brother/sister teams as well. Konow 196 and Looney 016 made lt. In same class. Its all legit folks.

1/19/2017 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading this excellent post, it's a wonder that the CPD can even function at all. So much corruption, cheating, and scamming within the upper command ranks. Hope this gets cleared up and the most qualified people, regardless of color, finally get in positions of power and make CPD great again.

Retired ISP

1/19/2017 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dishonesty is synonymous with Chicago, the Chicago Police Department included. Until dishonesty is punished and honesty is the new norm things will never change here because you live in a democratic cesspool where honesty is viewed as a disease. All city employees realize this and know to get ahead in the dishonest system you have to be dishonest or get left behind. Truly the DEVILS workshop here. Only in a democratic controlled sanctuary do the illegal aliens have a higher priority than those retired police officers who have faithfully served and protected the residents of this city only to have their promised health care benefits stripped. This city is the most disgusting example of law and order in the entire country. The dismal state of our pensions and the unfunded liability the politicians have created is truly a crime in and of itself.

1/19/2017 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe the IG can look into the 025 , and ask why an alcoholic named mike b. who worked the lockup on midnights who would come to work sh-tfaced and then would steal money from prisoners, mike eventually died I hope they have jack daniels in hell

1/19/2017 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the Peter Principle applicable if the person's starting point is incompetent?

1/19/2017 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC!
speaking of "Is It Getting Hot In Here?"

Corporation Counsel Stephen Patton
must've just gotten a nasty-gram
from the Feds or he was told there's
one with his name on it...

"Jump or get pushed muthafuckah!"

We hope the Trump DOJ pulls in
every public integrity specialist
from south of the Mason/Dixon line
and every city and county elected
official has their own personal
team of Feds firmly attached to them.

Country-Boys LOVE riding you city slicker
politicians to prison on a splintery rail.

Upright Policemen get the tingles from seeing it happen.

Aye, you dirty pricks.
May you assholes go to any closet
to get your coats only to have
somebody inside hand it to you...

>Rustle!<
Gleaming Eyes Staring From The Closet
while a large, hairy-knuckled hand proffers the correct coat.

"EEK!"
>POOT!<

"Godjesusdmaryjosephyouscaredtheshitouttame!"

USAG-Select Sessions has made it clear that the Chicago
political (and by proxy, the media too) structure will
have many years of grief, pain, despair and punishment coming.

Viva Hate.

1/19/2017 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
So we have an officer that is currently suing the department and 8 fellow officers because they made fun of him and a female that failed 4 cycles as a PPO but the Reverends spoke up for her and the police board pushed her through, both in the current fto class. No wonder that program is a fucking joke.....

Call them out!

1/19/2017 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil and MB, dont forget her brother thr merit sgt, soon to be Lt. Cheating runs in the family...

1/19/2017 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Train just ran over Steve Patton

Corp counsel just resigned Rham is covering his ass now

1/19/2017 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous itsallgood said...

We all know the rich get richer patronage and minority bump system on this job. As someone who took all the tests and came close many times and finally got promoted after 20 years and then sent to the least desirable assignment, and saw the same happen to my co-workers, I hope they all lose there jobs and are prosecuted for theft .

Can you imagine the money that would have to be paid out in a lawsuit for all the legitimate high scoring test takers over the past decades who never were promoted or their promotion delayed. If they cheat you out of Sergeant you could argue you could have tested to Captain (in the past) or Lieutenant . The 5th floor has wanted for years to do away with testing and make all CPD ranks clout and minority.

I do think the test itself became much better under Ernst&Young. If you removed merit of which maybe 1% of merit promotions (never happen) are deserved and never allowed CPD R&D access to the test you would have such low minority representation (look at past test results if you doubt that)that city hall would shit themselves , so as usual in Shitcago nothing will change except things to their benefit like the current push to hire known criminals .

1/19/2017 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just shutdown True News USA save everything before they shut you down too!!

1/19/2017 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is right . Now everyone is up in arms about it because the cheaters are black . What about the past superintendents? 2002 Fat Phil , Weis - promoted his drivers ,McCarthy - his driver flunked the test ? Now we have Johnson ? Hilliard s daughter -2500 on the list ? Merit or cheat does it really matter ? Nothing is gonna happen . Politics plain and simple ! Rham wants to win !!!!
_________________________________________________________________

What? "Up in arms because the cheaters are black. WRONG! This testing BS has been complained about as long as the tests have been given. Guys used to take the test just to get in on the lawsuit. We didn't always have the forum to air our complaints and didn't have evidence that would hold up in court but numerous lawsuits were filed by those who felt screwed. So when you say we were silent in the past you are WRONG!

1/19/2017 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.scribd.com/document/233269831/FOI-Merit-List

1/19/2017 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
i'm in the academy right now and word is the LT and FTO class are getting deployed friday for inauguration. you heard it here first.
1/19/2017 03:13:00 PM

So, the DOJ rips Supt Johnson a new one over poor training practices and the first thing he does is pull people out of training for crowd control? Makes perfect sense.

1/19/2017 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truenews got knocked off- a pity

1/19/2017 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't need a degree to become an exempt member ask Special ED. The whole college requirement is irrelevant you learn everything in the academy or on the job. The City just uses it keep out Blacks and Latinos who have lower college graduation rates then complain about not enough applicants. I know so many good people who want to be Officers but don't have the time or money for college it's discriminatory in opinion.

Sorry, but that just doesn't wash. If you cannot manage to scrape together your chump change to get your 60 hours of mandatory college credit compiled from one of the SEVEN City Colleges here in Chicago, you just don't want the job. And yes, I am a minority. The City Colleges also offer all kinds of scholarships for needy students who excel in their studies, and it's not expensive to attend any of them. There is also plenty of grants, work/study programs and student aid available to stay in school at the City Colleges. Time to get to work!

1/19/2017 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True news USA has been shut down. Censorship? Rahmie' revenge?

1/19/2017 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fenner wasn't Merit Sgt, but since she didn't work the street , she spent all her time in the review office in 003 studying for the exam, while everyone else busted their ass on the streets . Her sense of entitlement is sickening. No matter what happens and what rank she receives, she will never be respected, but she may not be here much longer anyway.

Don't hate on Fenner for reviewing GOs while working the desk as a PO in 003. As we all saw on the Rhymefest video a while back, many people assigned to work the desks in the 22 district stations are playing games on their phones. Fenner made her downtime count, and it's paid off. Shame on anyone working inside who isn't preparing for the next step while on the job.
You don't have to be the "real police" to be promoted, you just have to be prepared when the exams come around. Wake up!
It's just so insulting when people who put their nose the grindstone are bashed and ridiculed here. You want stripes? STUDY!
You want bars? STUDY! Or be prepared to obtain those promotional steps "by any means necessary" and we all know what that means.

1/19/2017 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not leave out Lt. K.S. in 025 and his wife who just made LT who works in 025 also but on midnights
Something's not right when she keeps her maiden name .... could it be to possibly distance herself from her husband? A subject matter expert on that exam?

Ken Stoppa has made every promotion ON HIS OWN. Don't know about his wife. If you're going to make these baseless allegations, at least have the balls to name names. Ken has got to be close to the top of the Lieutenant seniority list, he has been a lieutenant since 2005.

1/19/2017 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC - I am pretty sure DNA info is actually the sun times just trying to stay relevant to different markets.

1/19/2017 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or at least have hired enough people from the sun times that there is a big connection between the two

1/19/2017 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Body found burned in River North identified as veteran real estate attorney

Chicago Tribune | January 19, 2017 | By (((Rosemary Regina Sobol)))

A badly burned body found on the floor of a River North parking garage early Tuesday has been identified as a 60-year-old real estate attorney, officials said. (((Louis S. Cohen))), 60, was of the 200 block of Ivy Lane in Highland Park, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Wednesday was pending and did not determine a cause and manner for (((Cohen)))’s death, the office said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-body-found-burned-in-river-north-identified-as-veteran-real-estate-attorney-20170119-story.html

1/19/2017 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TNUSA shut down by Blogger!!!

1/19/2017 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wtf happened to Truenewsusa? Trying to shut him down?!

1/19/2017 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that I condone cheating but MH, NF and DW were NOT merit Sgts.

1/19/2017 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT and hope I can post it without shutting down your blog.The other one just apparently just took a shit.
More importantly I have been informed that Det. George Basile(Ret) A/2 V/C passed away today. RIP. One of the best.

1/19/2017 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truenewsusa blog shut down by Google! Hope SCC isn't next - it seems that any so-called "Alternate" news site that doesn't parrot the Lame Stream Media's propaganda and mantra is targeted.

1/19/2017 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm is looking to put Lightfoot into the Supt. seat and she is quietly being convinced. It may be SOON .......

1/19/2017 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell us why she is called Wheezie????

1/19/2017 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Let's not leave out Lt. K.S. in 025 and his wife who just made LT who works in 025 also but on midnights
Something's not right when she keeps her maiden name .... could it be to possibly distance herself from her husband? A subject matter expert on that exam?

Ken Stoppa has made every promotion ON HIS OWN. Don't know about his wife. If you're going to make these baseless allegations, at least have the balls to name names. Ken has got to be close to the top of the Lieutenant seniority list, he has been a lieutenant since 2005.

1/19/2017 06:43:00 PM

___________________________

Making it on your own is close to impossible. In today's climate, with the cheating, if you score well, then that means that you probably had the test or your score was changed. Even if you study hard, your chances of scoring well are slim to none. You are drinking the Kool Aid. The department loves people like you because you are the ass who can be manipulated. You are the Special Snowflake.

1/19/2017 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay safe bikers for Trump.

1/19/2017 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Three sergeants from Fugitive Apprhension also made lietenant.I think there was only four sergeants total assigned there.

1/19/2017 07:20:00 AM

All three were merit Sgt's and would give the bag of hammers a run for their money

1/19/2017 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

D. Boyd made it from IAD and went to 005. I'm going to try and say this in the nicest way possible......... What a dumbfuck ! One of the stupidest human beings I have ever met. An absolute terrible terrible "boss". What a waste of a promotion...and space. (how was that?)

1/19/2017 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so mad about this I'm seeing GREEN!
Now that was funny vic! Be a man and turn yourself in and then confess to god for forgiveness!

1/19/2017 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And speaking of cheating on promotional exams...

You know it's City Hall bullshit when they made
never getting your test papers and packet back
so you can actually REVIEW AND SEE where (if
anywhere at all) you fell short so you can do
better NEXT TIME.

Also...
Putting your personal identifier on each page
IN PENCIL, reeks of bullshit.

You know damned good and well when those papers
filtered through City Hall and HQ, there were
Policemen who scored well but had their tests
switched out with a clouted dumbass who fucked
up badly in spite of being spoon-fed EVERY-
FUCKING-THING...

That's why NO ONE is given their papers back.
Promotional exams are/have been STOLEN.

Hard to prove and anecdotal at best but even
with the Scan-Tron portion, there is so much
FUCKERY involved that it takes such an inordinate
amount of time just to even score the damned thing.

Even in high school, you got your test and answers
back to see where you went wrong.

Why does CPD has to be such an outrageous outlier
when it comes to promotional exam integrity?

Trying to remember what year it was when honest,
unfucked-with by City Hall, Sergeant results got out
and Shortshanks hit the fucking roof and tore the
whole thing down?

'94?

That is the greatest fear of City Hall...
If too many sharp, uncompromised, beholden
to no one field supervisors are allowed to
accumulate, that would become fertile ground
for Captains, Commanders, Deputy Chiefs, Chiefs and
Deputy Superintendents who will say "No" when
clout, entitlement and political favor phone
calls requesting a solid in aiding/abetting/covering up
criminal and unethical behavior.

What good is a Police Department upper echelon
that pledges no allegiance to serve and protect
the interests of the political powers that be
above the interests of the upright and
law abiding citizenry?

And everybody is all up their own ass pointing the
accusatory finger at the rank and file Policeman
for all that ails this city and Department.

1/19/2017 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And some people still wonder why I never took a promotional test. Saw the writing on the wall in the mid 90's

1/19/2017 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic but This should be a topic all of its own. IPRA released several videos of a police involved shooting at 69t and Damen. Cut and dry, a great shoot. Its always unfortunate when anyone has to die but in this case the officers had no choice in that one. One of the cleanest police shootings I have seen and its absolutely great that there is video on this because it cant be argued one bit. What drives me nuts is in the video a squad car is in the intersection as this fight happens, as the fight spills out they turn E/B on 69th away from the fight while our hero police officers turn right into the fight. just as the other squad is turning e/b the bad guy starts shooting. the squad that drove away from the fight pulls over and stops. then the coppers start shooting, squad still sits there about a half block away obviously aware of whats happening considering they stopped as soon as they heard the gun fire and more than likely seeing the fight spill into the street. after the coppers shoot the offender you can see the one officer get on the radio, squad still sits stopped about 200 feet away from the intersection. about 5-8 seconds still pass after he gets on the radio then the stopped car finally puts on their lights and slowly does a u turn towards the shooting scene. from the moment the very first shot from the offender is fired they sit there parked 200-300 feet away for 21 seconds until they hit their lights and start to move with absolutely no action taken except being parked. then the doors open and they get out, but then go back into the car for another 2-3 seconds. then walk up slowly as the other partner is over by the store with 2-3 other people he is trying to control. then the cavalry comes. who are the two who got out of the car and sat parked as this whole shoot out happened? Looks like two young female officers. Im not knocking the female aspect of this as i know many awesome female police officers but what this does concern me about it that its two young officers on midnight's working together when they should be riding with more veteran officers. I will chalk this up to being young and "shy" when the crap hits the fan. If these are veteran officers then there should be discipline and alot of discipline. what if these two officers who shot the offender were pinned in there vehicle while the offender what shooting at them. what if the offender got the jump on the officers and he was shooting at them and they were ducked down inside the car unable to shoot back or bail out of the car?? would these two officers who drove away just have waited for these two guys to get murdered??? they need to be taken off the street and put on the desk because that it complete bull crap. dont forget the ppo years ago who ran away from her partner while he fought with a 400lb guy with a pistol in a store, he ended up killing the bad guy and the ppo was fired. these two who sat parked need to be disciplined, im not saying fired but its absolute cowardice and unacceptable. If youre gonna to work in places like englewood or harrison just so you can play police and tell everyone you work in the ghetto you better be willing to be the police, not this crap. cowards. I apologize if I offended anyone but its all right there in the video and very hard for anyone to defend them.

1/19/2017 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for justice for All! You and your cohorts are despicable scum bags all thirty of you. Go to hell!

1/19/2017 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not leave out Lt. K.S. in 025 and his wife who just made LT who works in 025 also but on midnights
Something's not right when she keeps her maiden name .... could it be to possibly distance herself from her husband? A subject matter expert on that exam. the balls to name names.

LT LC is a great boss. She has always been intelligence, organized, knowledgeable and takes care of any copper that worked under her - never heard a bad word about her nor her being incompetent. I doubt LT KS was able to give her the rank. He is well-established off this job and is smart as hell. Stop crying because we have the worst bosses and your complaining about one of the best bosses I've worked for on this job? Even if she was handed LT bars, which I'm sure she was not, KS isn't in with the current t examscam click to even lodge that accusation. Again, even if...she's smart, capable and is the best supervisor to have in your corner given the current climate. Where the fuck are you at where you have it so good that you can baselessly accuse and blast LT LC and can I borrow your juice to get where you're at?! I've worked IVO Barby, Top, T/Z and plenty of other clowns. 025 has a bunch of bitchy fat desk crew that think 30 years OTJ makes you worth the 300LBS of ass they haul around. So yeah, keep complaining about stupid shit

1/19/2017 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, SCC are you going to a story in Suntimes getting True News Usa shut down two days after they exposed all the reporters relatives on Tom Darts payroll?

1/19/2017 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for justice for All! You and your cohorts are despicable scum bags all thirty of you. Go to hell!

1/19/2017 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Dart and the Times had TN USA shut down, no doubt,

1/19/2017 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The DOJ comment is spot on. By all of the comments here in this forum, there is little if any faith in the CPD promotion system. I am sure that it crushes morale, for all except the clouted. It is high time to clean this up and take it completely out of the hands of the city.

1/19/2017 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe the IG can look into the 025 , and ask why an alcoholic named mike b. who worked the lockup on midnights who would come to work sh-tfaced and then would steal money from prisoners, mike eventually died I hope they have jack daniels in hell

----
Hope u feel great about yourself speaking ill of the dead you loser.

1/19/2017 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fenner wasn't Merit Sgt, but since she didn't work the street , she spent all her time in the review office in 003 studying for the exam, while everyone else busted their ass on the streets . Her sense of entitlement is sickening. No matter what happens and what rank she receives, she will never be respected, but she may not be here much longer anyway.

Don't hate on Fenner for reviewing GOs while working the desk as a PO in 003. As we all saw on the Rhymefest video a while back, many people assigned to work the desks in the 22 district stations are playing games on their phones. Fenner made her downtime count, and it's paid off. Shame on anyone working inside who isn't preparing for the next step while on the job.
You don't have to be the "real police" to be promoted, you just have to be prepared when the exams come around. Wake up!
It's just so insulting when people who put their nose the grindstone are bashed and ridiculed here. You want stripes? STUDY!
You want bars? STUDY! Or be prepared to obtain those promotional steps "by any means necessary" and we all know what that means.

1/19/2017 06:28:00 PM

When she was hired her ass should have been in a beat car not on the desk or in review!!! She isn't good as a supervisor & should still be a partolman!! So you can continue to kiss her ass

1/19/2017 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TNUSA got dinged by "blogger" for an apparent rules violation, that has suspicious timing. I guess you are all we got SCC. I'd go over to that side-bar to visit with the puppets and psychos, and it was fun and took my mind away from the everyday. Keep informing us all with the true news SCC. You all we got for now.

1/19/2017 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

Here's your the article about the soon to be fto who's suing fellow po's.

1/19/2017 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you honestly believe if we wasted any time negotiating in the next contract ZERO merit promotion everything would be solved?

Gotta think like a con artist with degrees.

Who actually creates the test?

WHERE DO THE TEST QUESTIONS COME FROM?

WHO PICKS THE PEOPLE TO HELP CREATE THE TEST?

How is the test actually graded?

Why does the test take months to grade?

Who is the merit picks and why is it secret?

how do certain people receive 3 merit promotion but seem to have NO real skills in shaping the department.

so forget wasting time on banning merit its rigged until you see a chief stripped,fired and prosecuted it will continue.

1/19/2017 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Until FOP takes merit out of the contract, it will be utilized by the city. Anger yourselves at the enablers, not the users.

1/19/2017 12:37:00 AM

****

You find an arbitrator who will take it out. This shit is becoming the national norm and we were stuck with this shit from Donahue's term.

1/19/2017 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Off topic, really upset over this tier 1,2 & 3 ppo healthcare. My dr. is in a tier 1, fine and good. The hospital he serves is a tier 2. Lab work such as quest are not all tier 1, some locations are tier 2. No explanation of that in the 2017 booklet that indicated ppo changes for 2017. It describes quest as an approved off site lab, but doesn't indicate that member should check their choice location as to which tier they are. Thank you FOP for this. Only the rank of patrolman got this health plan?

1/19/2017 01:21:00 PM

____________

The Sgt's agreed to this shit over two years ago. FOP was the last union to eat this shit. Our Sgt's Assoc. is for shit.

1/19/2017 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truenews shut down days after leftist "reporter" cries about free speech content

1/19/2017 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about making Ed give an official statement about little nakia, if he knows she cheated. Of course she did, but if Ed lies about it then he will be guilty of failing to report it. Fuck them both. What would they both be without merit and Affirmative Action.

1/20/2017 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not leave out Lt. K.S. in 025 and his wife who just made LT who works in 025 also but on midnights
Something's not right when she keeps her maiden name .... could it be to possibly distance herself from her husband? A subject matter expert on that exam?

Ken Stoppa has made every promotion ON HIS OWN. Don't know about his wife. If you're going to make these baseless allegations, at least have the balls to name names. Ken has got to be close to the top of the Lieutenant seniority list, he has been a lieutenant since 2005.

Just goes to show you high test scores don't equate to good bosses. Ken might be smart, but hes devoid of personality, lacks any empathy and can't make a decision to save his life. He's a pompous arrogant ego maniac. But he scores well. So that's just great.

1/20/2017 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why take a test, without the answer's?

This is common core DUH!!!

1/20/2017 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Green
Papianiau
Tirado
Fenner
Ward
Boyd
Muhammad
Mckenzie


1/19/2017 07:34:00 AM
Don't forget Ernie Cato now in 015

1/20/2017 02:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Body found burned in River North identified as veteran real estate attorney

Chicago Tribune | January 19, 2017 | By (((Rosemary Regina Sobol)))

A badly burned body found on the floor of a River North parking garage early Tuesday has been identified as a 60-year-old real estate attorney, officials said. (((Louis S. Cohen))), 60, was of the 200 block of Ivy Lane in Highland Park, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Wednesday was pending and did not determine a cause and manner for (((Cohen)))’s death, the office said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-body-found-burned-in-river-north-identified-as-veteran-real-estate-attorney-20170119-story.html

1/19/2017 07:01:00 PM

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

Maybe he became a Buddhist and committed suicide by fire?

1/20/2017 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Wheezie have a nervous stomach yet?
How about her bed mate FatHeadEd and all his "transparency" claims?

1/20/2017 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/19/2017 09:17:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Reminded of a female captain from a NW side district that visited a female sergeant who was admitted to a hospital and administered the Lt. exam to the female sergeant in the sergeant's hospital room. Just the two of them were present.


Her whole desk crew in 017 made Lt. as well-3 sgts, even better both her daughters just made detective in the same class amazing

Wow. She must have the Midas touch.

1/20/2017 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminded of a female captain from a NW side district that visited a female sergeant who was admitted to a hospital and administered the Lt. exam to the female sergeant in the sergeant's hospital room. Just the two of them were present.


The testing on this department is on the up and up.

1/19/2017 12:12:00 AM

Use the names. Patty Casey had two aneurysm removed when outfit moll Jan Robards-Dillon proctored her examination while Casey recovered either at home, or in hospital. Robards-Dillon's juice wasn't her low-on-testosterone husband Kevin, but uncle Michael Ricci (not to be confused with Riccio) who was to be indicted in Operation Family Secrets before he dropped dead. If you don't think the outfit still doesn't run this Department or give imprimatur on promotion's your naive.

1/19/2017 09:05:00 AM

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

Remember Chicago Mob Boss Anthony Accardo ?

His grandson (SAME name) is now a recruit on the job.

He has a connection to Dillon also.. un-fucken real !!


1/20/2017 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truenews was taken down after Andy Shaw caused a stink. About a week ago he posted on there asking for information on it. He even gave the link for contact info. He bumped it off like he did DSLC.

1/20/2017 03:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone who gets promoted always makes it on their own just ask them. It's all legit. If you believe it then why does it take several months to receive your test results? Way back you knew your score before leaving the room, amazining in the age of computers it takes months. Yea it's all on the square. Just ask rahmie.

1/20/2017 04:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the guy who keeps whining about Lt. K.S. You must me one hell of a useless dog, because I worked for Lt.K.S. several times throughout the years and never had a problem with the guy. He was always took care of us and treated us well, as he did all the workers on the watch. But he had no use for lazy dogs.

1/20/2017 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True News can re-create his blog on a friendly hosting service. You don't need a blogging service to do it.

1/20/2017 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a tangled web Wheezie and FatHeadEd weave.
Hey Ed:
How come there's no "transparency" and "accountability" on your end regarding Lie Tenant Fenner???

1/20/2017 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't all of her children make detective or sergeant merit.

1/20/2017 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tirado IS NOT A MERIT LT nor did he join in cheating!! Before you spread bullshit get your facts correct!! Better yet come to 006 on 2nd watch, I'll be more than happy to help you out, asshole

1/20/2017 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Let's not leave out Lt. K.S. in 025 and his wife who just made LT who works in 025 also but on midnights
Something's not right when she keeps her maiden name .... could it be to possibly distance herself from her husband? A subject matter expert on that exam?

Ken Stoppa has made every promotion ON HIS OWN. Don't know about his wife. If you're going to make these baseless allegations, at least have the balls to name names. Ken has got to be close to the top of the Lieutenant seniority list, he has been a lieutenant since 2005.

1/19/2017 06:43:00 PM

___________________________

Making it on your own is close to impossible. In today's climate, with the cheating, if you score well, then that means that you probably had the test or your score was changed. Even if you study hard, your chances of scoring well are slim to none. You are drinking the Kool Aid. The department loves people like you because you are the ass who can be manipulated. You are the Special Snowflake.

1/19/2017 08:24:00 PM
Difficult? Yes. Impossible? No. I made Sgt and Lt off the list and I can tell you there are many officers that could have made it if they didn't fall for the "You'll never make it on your own" speech. If no one is giving a promotion to you, then you have to work hard and TAKE IT.

1/20/2017 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
off topic but This should be a topic all of its own. IPRA released several videos of a police involved shooting at 69t and Damen. Cut and dry, a great shoot. Its always unfortunate when anyone has to die but in this case the officers had no choice in that one. One of the cleanest police shootings I have seen and its absolutely great that there is video on this because it cant be argued one bit. What drives me nuts is in the video a squad car is in the intersection as this fight happens, as the fight spills out they turn E/B on 69th away from the fight while our hero police officers turn right into the fight. just as the other squad is turning e/b the bad guy starts shooting. the squad that drove away from the fight pulls over and stops. then the coppers start shooting, squad still sits there about a half block away obviously aware of whats happening considering they stopped as soon as they heard the gun fire and more than likely seeing the fight spill into the street. after the coppers shoot the offender you can see the one officer get on the radio, squad still sits stopped about 200 feet away from the intersection. about 5-8 seconds still pass after he gets on the radio then the stopped car finally puts on their lights and slowly does a u turn towards the shooting scene. from the moment the very first shot from the offender is fired they sit there parked 200-300 feet away for 21 seconds until they hit their lights and start to move with absolutely no action taken except being parked. then the doors open and they get out, but then go back into the car for another 2-3 seconds. then walk up slowly as the other partner is over by the store with 2-3 other people he is trying to control. then the cavalry comes. who are the two who got out of the car and sat parked as this whole shoot out happened? Looks like two young female officers. Im not knocking the female aspect of this as i know many awesome female police officers but what this does concern me about it that its two young officers on midnight's working together when they should be riding with more veteran officers. I will chalk this up to being young and "shy" when the crap hits the fan. If these are veteran officers then there should be discipline and alot of discipline. what if these two officers who shot the offender were pinned in there vehicle while the offender what shooting at them. what if the offender got the jump on the officers and he was shooting at them and they were ducked down inside the car unable to shoot back or bail out of the car?? would these two officers who drove away just have waited for these two guys to get murdered??? they need to be taken off the street and put on the desk because that it complete bull crap. dont forget the ppo years ago who ran away from her partner while he fought with a 400lb guy with a pistol in a store, he ended up killing the bad guy and the ppo was fired. these two who sat parked need to be disciplined, im not saying fired but its absolute cowardice and unacceptable. If youre gonna to work in places like englewood or harrison just so you can play police and tell everyone you work in the ghetto you better be willing to be the police, not this crap. cowards. I apologize if I offended anyone but its all right there in the video and very hard for anyone to defend them.

1/19/2017 09:17:00 PM

No,they should be fired. No excuse for cowardice.

1/20/2017 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Not that I condone cheating but MH, NF and DW were NOT merit Sgts.

1/19/2017 07:33:00 PM

They didn't MERIT getting the answers?

1/20/2017 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can say what you want about Stoppa from 025, is he hard to deal with and can he be a complete tool, YES. Is he a merit guy or involved in scandals on this job, NO. He is a smart guy who is legit all the way through the ranks. And that is the reason he probably never went higher.

1/20/2017 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why our department is a disaster.

1/20/2017 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey, SCC are you going to a story in Suntimes getting True News Usa shut down two days after they exposed all the reporters relatives on Tom Darts payroll?
1/19/2017 09:25:00 PM

Seriously?

1/20/2017 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Off topic, really upset over this tier 1,2 & 3 ppo healthcare. My dr. is in a tier 1, fine and good. The hospital he serves is a tier 2. Lab work such as quest are not all tier 1, some locations are tier 2. No explanation of that in the 2017 booklet that indicated ppo changes for 2017. It describes quest as an approved off site lab, but doesn't indicate that member should check their choice location as to which tier they are. Thank you FOP for this. Only the rank of patrolman got this health plan?

1/19/2017 01:21:00 PM

____________
This is just the beginning. More hits to be coming as more po's visit the does and hospitals and get their bills. Remember it's only the 1st three weeks. PIA to find if labs, dr and hospital are tier one. Huge difference in tier 2 deductible and out of pocket wxpense

1/20/2017 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Let's not leave out Lt. K.S. in 025 and his wife who just made LT who works in 025 also but on midnights
Something's not right when she keeps her maiden name .... could it be to possibly distance herself from her husband? A subject matter expert on that exam?

Ken Stoppa has made every promotion ON HIS OWN. Don't know about his wife. If you're going to make these baseless allegations, at least have the balls to name names. Ken has got to be close to the top of the Lieutenant seniority list, he has been a lieutenant since 2005.

1/19/2017 06:43:00 PM

___________________________

Making it on your own is close to impossible. In today's climate, with the cheating, if you score well, then that means that you probably had the test or your score was changed. Even if you study hard, your chances of scoring well are slim to none. You are drinking the Kool Aid. The department loves people like you because you are the ass who can be manipulated. You are the Special Snowflake.

1/19/2017 08:24:00 PM
Difficult? Yes. Impossible? No. I made Sgt and Lt off the list and I can tell you there are many officers that could have made it if they didn't fall for the "You'll never make it on your own" speech. If no one is giving a promotion to you, then you have to work hard and TAKE IT.

1/20/2017 07:42:00 AM
________________________

I believe that you made it on your own. But that was probably a few exams ago. A few years ago, that was possible. The cheating has gotten worse. And I agree with your attitude to take the exams anyway. You owe it to yourself. Today, the cheaters are wondering why they ranked so low; the answer is simple, they are competing with too many cheaters. Take the exams, look around, and look at the people who scored well. Make your own conclusions. The city grades its own exams. That compromises the integrity of the exams.

1/20/2017 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Making it on your own is close to impossible. In today's climate, with the cheating, if you score well, then that means that you probably had the test or your score was changed. Even if you study hard, your chances of scoring well are slim to none. You are drinking the Kool Aid. The department loves people like you because you are the ass who can be manipulated. You are the Special Snowflake.

Not impossible. I am a Black that has made Sgt. and Lt. on my own. I did study my ass off, all day on weekends and even before, and after work, spend $2000 on Bernstein for Lt. and $600 for Sgt., consult with an out of state subject matter expert, and spend over $500 on assessment center books. On both tests my scores were not first class but around 100 for Lt. and 170 for Sgt.

I know that making it off score does not make me a better or smarter supervisor, to the contrary, I do not have talent for getting people to "roll" with me, and have a hard time making friends, as I am a bit anti-social. I will be the first to admit that there are merit and score guys that are better supervisors than I will ever be. I am awe of supervisors that can get people to follow them. I just try to work hard, humble myself to learn new things, stick up for my people, and not take myself too seriously.

1/20/2017 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I know that making it off score does not make me a better or smarter supervisor, to the contrary, I do not have talent for getting people to "roll" with me, and have a hard time making friends, as I am a bit anti-social. I will be the first to admit that there are merit and score guys that are better supervisors than I will ever be. I am awe of supervisors that can get people to follow them. I just try to work hard, humble myself to learn new things, stick up for my people, and not take myself too seriously."

1/20/2017 06:37:00 PM

Heh...

You sound like you crossed paths
with good Police supervisors over
the years.

Being fair and treating your subordinates right
costs you nothing. You win when you have a core
of good, solid Officers who go about their
Police business competently and professionally.

A sharp field supervisor knows this
and governs himself accordingly.

Keep doing what you're doing.
Keep being your own man and making your own decisions.
You're on the right track.

Stay sharp.
Stay humble.
Stay safe.


1/20/2017 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her whole desk crew in 017 made Lt. as well-3 sgts, even better both her daughters just made detective in the same class amazing

Wait, you mean all of the merits coming out of 017 aren't legit? They're not the best and the brightest? Huh.

1/21/2017 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About the Dillion's.. don't forget not only their daughters made detectives, but one will probably be in the next Sgt's class and is just waiting her time in Detective school. Plus both of them are married, one husband made new Sgt and the other husband is a gun forensics ET. Look for Fardaleu and De Jesus.

1/21/2017 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with being promoted based off of YOUR merit???? There are some supervisors who made it by store and they are totally clueless as to how to actually applying the orders. They are total idiots when they are in the field. They only remember the orders while studying for the test, but they've never done the work. Absolutely no MERIT, arrest or recognitions. They have used their time working the desk or in a cubicle to study while others are working. They remember the orders for a short time and are just good at taking test. They try hard to be company supervisors, yet they have no rapport with the troops. On the other hand, there are some who were promoted merit and they are the best. They have great Tact teams, they are working supervisors, they have great relationships with their officers and they tend to put their officers in for more awards. Just because a person scores high does not mean that they are capable of supervising others. Look around in your districts most of the disturbed supervisors made it by score. I've found that I have had a better rapport and did more work for supervisors who were promoted based on their merit, than the ones who remembered the orders for a short time and for the purpose of scoring high on the test. Even if they take the merit system away, they'll just change the scores at city hall first and more once the scores are in the hands of the CPD personnel. You're still f--ked!

1/21/2017 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one makes it on their own! If someone tells you they made it on their own does not mean it so.

1/21/2017 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with being promoted based off of YOUR merit???? There are some supervisors who made it by store and they are totally clueless as to how to actually applying the orders. They are total idiots when they are in the field. They only remember the orders while studying for the test, but they've never done the work. Absolutely no MERIT, arrest or recognitions. They have used their time working the desk or in a cubicle to study while others are working. They remember the orders for a short time and are just good at taking test. They try hard to be company supervisors, yet they have no rapport with the troops. On the other hand, there are some who were promoted merit and they are the best. They have great Tact teams, they are working supervisors, they have great relationships with their officers and they tend to put their officers in for more awards. Just because a person scores high does not mean that they are capable of supervising others. Look around in your districts most of the disturbed supervisors made it by score. I've found that I have had a better rapport and did more work for supervisors who were promoted based on their merit, than the ones who remembered the orders for a short time and for the purpose of scoring high on the test. Even if they take the merit system away, they'll just change the scores at city hall first and more once the scores are in the hands of the CPD personnel. You're still f--ked!

I am amazed that people still try to defend merit the way they do. The fact is, is that there are many working policemen that are smart, qualified, and would also be good supervisors that will never get the same opportunity, even if they deserve it more. I would love to see the activity of everyone that has made merit, especially the double and triple merit. I would have no problem with people making merit that have actually put in the work, but all us of know that this is often not the case. No one should get more than one merit bump period.
The system has proven to be corrupt again and again, I guess if you are the ones benefiting from it, it's all good, screw everyone else.

1/21/2017 09:15:00 PM  

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