Thursday, June 22, 2017

No Cheating, but.....

  • Chicago's top watchdog has found no evidence that several well-connected police command officers — including Superintendent Eddie Johnson's fiancee — cheated on a promotion exam, but he also recommended that the department tighten its testing procedures.
And what exactly did he recommend be "tightened?"
  • Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said in a report released Wednesday that investigators found no proof to support allegations that a former top-ranking officer who helped develop the 2015 lieutenants exam had leaked elements of the test in advance and coached cops to higher scores.

    Ferguson, however, criticized the department's testing procedures. He suggested that the department hire an outside company or person to finalize tests to eliminate the possibility that parts of exams will be leaked. He also suggested that officials who develop tests should be required to disclose any personal relationships with those taking the test.

So, the exact allegations of cheating are the things that Ferguson recommends be "tightened." Are you fucking kidding us?

We know for a fact via IAD sources that the allegations of cheating were well founded. An investigator went to the specific locations and found secret study groups on more than half-a-dozen occasions. The "study group" thought they were being sneaky by switching rooms and the investigator found them every single time - because they were using Department e-mails to communicate. But Ferguson can't find a single e-mail?

And "Subject Matter Experts" should disclose personal relationships? Gee, you think? Husband/wife teams scored exactly the same, SME's married to people scoring in the top 25, people who work in the offices of SME's scoring high enough for first class seniority, the list is near endless.

Ferguson was bought and paid for, and we end up working for multiple-"merit"-morons.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lawsuit is the only thing that'll shine light on this corrupted city practice. This is the same playbook as the election video tape cover-up from Rahm.

6/22/2017 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's start a class action suit against CPD, & City of Chicago for allowing this to occur. I can guarantee that more of us will step forward and support those that did not cheat.

6/22/2017 12:15:00 AM  
Blogger Leonard Hamilton said...

Get a FOIA request yourself for the emails. I am sure John Kass would jump on this one for you. If such emails exists, they are busted.

6/22/2017 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably the Russians again.

6/22/2017 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a simple suggestion to prevent any cheating. Stop having "Subject Matter Experts". Prevent any Department officers of any rank in any Unit from participating in the creation of the test or the scoring of the test.

The Orders are clear enough. The Rules and Regulations are simple enough. The MCC and ILCS are etched in stone. All available for any outside vendor to access, formulate a test, and grade.

No charge to the City for cleaning up it's promotional exams.

Oh wait! What am I thinking? How will the special connected be advanced thru the ranks? Well there is always the Merit System. That's still legit.

6/22/2017 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Fenner on video stating that she wasn't in any study groups, in response to Eddie saying she was in multiple study groups? How is it in Ferguson's report he claims she and ward and hall were in a study group that met twice a month before the test was even announced. More bullshit.

6/22/2017 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the first Lt class, 6 out of 9 were double merit. It's all legit, just like the secret study group with the subject matter expert holding a study group with an all African American ensemble of NOBLE members and bosses wives, girlfriends and mistresses. You can't make this shit up. Here's your answer why there's no morale left on this department. We have a superintendant who's fiancé was in the middle of this. We have a guy who is suoerintendant who didn't even apply for the job. And the shooting continues.

6/22/2017 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous The Chicago Way said...

Ferguson is nothing more than an undercover grifter who answers only to Emanuel.

6/22/2017 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Four Key Points to Consider here: 1. Race & Politics are integral to anything Chicago. We live, Socialize, pray and die, in what is probably the most Segregated City in the U.S. Segregation by Race first, and Economics second. Rahm is a Political Liberal Democrat, who will not blame Blacks for anything. The one time he started to blame the Black family structure; he was cut down and never dared to speak that way again! SO ANY RESULT THAT WOULD IMPUGN BLACK BOSSES IS CLEARLY,"UNACCEPTABLE". 2. This Scandal was on the doorsteps and would have involved Bosses who kept their mouths shut regarding the suppression of the McDonald video. Remember, the key players in this, were the same bosses who saw that video the day after it happened. 3. Rahm's handpicked Supt. was sleeping with the main cheater! If she had gone down she would have taken Fathead Ed with her. Rahm wasted $500,000 to circumvent the selection process to give us Fathead Ed. 4. This entire situation should have been handled by the FBI, because the ISSUE HERE WAS POLICE CORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF OUR AGENCY. However, the FBI under Comey would have surely come up in favor of whomever was Attorney General at the time; Holder or Lynch. The bottom line is, once again the Chicago Police Department will continue to be led by Incompetents and Political Hacks, as it has been in the past. Only this time they will, if it is possible to imagine, be dumber and more Racist than their predecessors! Baby "G"

6/22/2017 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd have confidence in the integrity of a shell game on Madison and Pulaski before I'd listen to that scamming mercenary Ferguson.

6/22/2017 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have lost faith in the cpd.
I will go to work and do the bare minimum.
Just can't believe this finding.

Corruption is unstoppable in Chicago... Very sad news!

6/22/2017 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city and department would look bad, if investigators found evidence of cheating. No evidence will be found. It is the Chicago Way.

6/22/2017 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And in a week or two, WTTW will have the omnipotent Inspector joe Clouseau pontificate on the excessive benefits of our contract and the need to rein them in. Looks like he has inherited lightfoot's role of chief police basher while rahm has Carol Marin drone on about the Legend of Laquan. And Carol will never discuss the Lie-tenants exam or the lack of squad cars or the personnel to staff them.

Retired .38 spl +P

6/22/2017 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember the Fire Test that Arthur Anderson
Put together in the 90s, Full time Firemen from all over the place took it and failed it they were already Certified Fireman and Paramedics, The test was about a fictional fuel converter system,That was an Outside Company.

6/22/2017 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Year after year, we are forced to take the ethics training. If you actually take the time to read the questions and answers, they repeatedly emphasize the fundamental concept of avoiding both an Actual Conflict of Interest and a reasonably Perceived Conflict of Interest. In this case, you have both. This should be shocking but we've been around too long to expect anything different. Exempts are NEVER held accountable.

6/22/2017 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I just say corruption is king! Fuck these cheating bastards and it goes deeper then the three bimbos!

6/22/2017 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you surprised blue shirts that this was going to come out and accuse me of cheating. Now go out there and do ISR 's for me.

6/22/2017 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm assuming the SGT that was willing to spill the beans was given their Lt bars to hush up and that's what made this all go away. Have to love the "I got mine" attitude....

6/22/2017 03:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The clouted clowns are above petty details ike laws, rules, and ethics.

After all, their role models like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are above the law, why shouldn't they be too.

6/22/2017 04:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing will change.

6/22/2017 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you expected something different from Chicago Politics ?

6/22/2017 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This this case to Federal court you will win fuck this city

6/22/2017 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it is determined that Rahm's water carrier Inspector General Joe Ferguson and his stooges shared Garrity protected information with any prosecutors, will they be fired and prosecuted for official misconduct ?

6/22/2017 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this mean Gene Gene the Dancing Machine can have his "hard drive" back ?

6/22/2017 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. just wow. Only in Chicago. The IG just gave the green light to cheat on promotional tests. Why bother stop leaking if there will be no punishment for leakers?

6/22/2017 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will creepy Joe Ferguson update the public/WTTW into any investigation of secret e-mail accounts set up by the Mayor's office or did Rahm tell this political hack to back off ?

6/22/2017 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would be nice if someone gave each of the suspected cheaters the test a second time. Kind of like a "pop quiz" thing. No beforehand announcement, no time to study.
A slight drop in scores would be expected, but if the subject matter is known, a passing score would be expected.
Someone from outside, unconnected law enforcement agency should administer the test.
A competent Police supervisor would have already tackled this matter just to squash any and all rumors of cheating.


6/22/2017 07:19:00 AM  
Blogger Retired Indiana Copper said...

Of course the exact allegations of the cheaters is what Joe is extolling "improvements" to the future process. You think he thought of any of this on his own?

6/22/2017 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty UNFUCKIN BELIEVABLE, isn't it....And I'm sure it was said with a STRAIGHT FACE.....My God......

6/22/2017 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you SCC for not letting this go these cheating fucks need to be exposed!!!!

6/22/2017 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can a person that never passed a promotional test be a subject matter expert to begin with?

6/22/2017 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember the Fire Test that Arthur Anderson
Put together in the 90s, Full time Firemen from all over the place took it and failed it they were already Certified Fireman and Paramedics, The test was about a fictional fuel converter system,That was an Outside Company.

6/22/2017 01:50:00 AM

I took that test and had absolutely no idea what I was reading or answering. I passed and was eventually given a start date for the fire academy.I also declined the job because I wasn't called until approx 6 years after the initial test.

6/22/2017 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous BobbyLupo said...

Ferguson used to be legit. Now he's just a shill. He knows it.

6/22/2017 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ferguson is the ultimate merit hack. The last thing he wants is to give rahm and the 50 stooges an excuse to "revamp" the IGs office.

6/22/2017 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took the sergeants test at the merchandise mart back then. I remember a boss coming to address us would be sergeants. He stated that nobody had access to the tests and that when they were brought in the boxes would be sealed. The proctors would open the boxes in front of us to show that it was legit. So they brought out the boxes on a 4x4 pallet. Sure enough they were sealed. But i observed a box on the bottom of the stack and a box that had been opened and the box had been closed without tape. I immediately pointed it out to anyone who listened. I knew right there it was all legit. I was told I could leave and not take the test. I wish I had a cell phone to take pictures. As we all know nothing would have happened. Certain people will always get taken care of. Inside spots, promotions, and take home cars ( for what nobody knows). Every body sees it and knows it. That part of the job is what destroys moral. I loved this job despite that nonsense. Yes I was promoted.

6/22/2017 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Headline should read: Joey ferguson gets huge contract, huge budget, more staff,extra pay and all he had to do was conduct a "dishonest" investigation! Yep joey what next attack the police platform again? Did rahm rub the babies back and have you sit on "daddy's lap" and he made it all better!

6/22/2017 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy answer to lifelong problem. No one leaves testing site without test score. Scan through computed machine. Eliminate any all ways for flunkies to adjust their original failing scores. If that don't work,have all candidates enter their star numbers into a bucket all to be present for the one day event. Randomly select a person off the street pull the numbers from the bucket. Those lucky stars are thus promoted.

6/22/2017 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have seemed to have forgotten another cheater lt joe skala another merit from iad taken care of his whole career " hey joey any early ducks like you had in 025 when you worked 2506"

6/22/2017 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In addition, Ferguson's probe found that the accused sergeants — Fenner, Ward and Hall, according to documents obtained by DNAinfo — formed a study group in late 2012 or 2013 and

******met twice a month for two years before the exam was announced.*********

After the date was set for the exam, the group — which was open to all sergeants — met weekly, according to Ferguson's findings.

Where they tipped off even when the test was going to be?

6/22/2017 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Williams was sent several emails with questions about the exam, but never responded to any of them, according to Ferguson's findings

OMG! Riiiiiight.....

Three other recommendations from Ferguson's office encourage the department to change the way test takers can ask officials questions about the exams and how complaints should be handled by department brass

What??!! I could have emailed SME questions about the test?? How come I didn't know?

6/22/2017 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

There was no cheating but tighten it up? Absurd.

6/22/2017 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really want me to be you're Sgt right now because I don't care what you do! Rap
So what, want to leave early, go ahead, need a uniform adjustment sure take your time, two hour paper job, fantastic. and if you do anything more then answer your calls you are nuts! Fenner wears my bars!

6/22/2017 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

time to end pensions for merit clouted police officers
let them retire at rank they earned
end gold braid and our pension will be solvent
assign all merit detectives and supervisors to all gang and drug related murders , aggravated battery and sexual assaults
show us what they got
yeah they got nuthins

6/22/2017 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

File a civil suit and get them ALL locked into a deposition of denial. Then do the FOIA for their emails. Thst is perjury, and just how they got Burge. Wasn't one of them already on tape saying she wasn't in a study group?

6/22/2017 01:20:00 PM  
Blogger RICH said...

Nothing to see here these are not the Droids you are looking for. The old Jedi mind trick works every time.

6/22/2017 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joes just counting his big contract payoff money! He did as told and got paid typical Chicago cheating ways!

6/22/2017 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That can't give a black person a position over a white person or a hispanic person. That would just straight out be discrimination. It works both ways. Just like giving a job to a person just because they graduated from cps. That too is discrimination. class action law suits would destroy all this crap. A shit load would probably step forward.

6/22/2017 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saying the testing is legit is like the Waffen SS saying no death camps exist

6/22/2017 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The clouted clowns have graduated from cheating on tests to covering up MURDER.

6/22/2017 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Captaind coming and half will be on list

6/22/2017 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recommending shit but not doing a thing about those that cheat.

Thats the typical great brainthinking of Illinois Ill tell ya what.

Fuck you rahm

6/22/2017 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago values demonstrated by seasoned veterans of the machine.

6/22/2017 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How can a person that never passed a promotional test be a subject matter expert to begin with?
6/22/2017 09:16:00 AM

That's the CPD

6/22/2017 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is 3 ways to make merit or score top 5 on a test in chicago. Cheat, suck butt or both lol. Oh and if you flopped on the test. Then do what a lot of guys do beg, run errands or back stab others to get your stripes.

6/22/2017 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it was telling that Ferguson lamented the fact that IAD waited 13!!! months to notify his office and if notified earlier maybe wouldn't have gotten so many "I can't recall" responses.

6/22/2017 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blame Bush

6/22/2017 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the first Lt class, 6 out of 9 were double merit. It's all legit, just like the secret study group with the subject matter expert holding a study group with an all African American ensemble of NOBLE members and bosses wives, girlfriends and mistresses. You can't make this shit up. Here's your answer why there's no morale left on this department. We have a superintendent who's fiance was in the middle of this. We have a guy who is superintendent who didn't even apply for the job. And the shooting continues.

Agreed....Not to mention the ones that were merit Sgt. and list Lt. These are the people that had answers to the test. Nearly impossible to be a merit Sgt. and make Lt. on the list.

6/23/2017 05:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone expect a different result from Rahm's favorite Marionette, Inspector General Joe Ferguson ? Time to drain the swamp at the corrupt Inspector General's office.

6/23/2017 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the IG's soul rot along with the other dishonest, disgusting, criminal cheating thieves!

6/23/2017 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make way!

What a morale killer why bother even taking any tests?

6/24/2017 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The IG has NO balls. A building full of souless investigators.
Don't bother reporting corruption to them, they are a JOKE!!!

6/24/2017 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Federal court system is the only possible place to get justice. Either civilly or criminally with the FBI.

6/26/2017 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reporting Sgt. didn't get his bars. It's me. I put my name on paper and got fucked. Silly me , I thought the IG was the last bastion for honesty and integrity. This city blows. Corrupt, Corrupt, Corrupt from Joe Ferguon on down. I didn't it need to remain anonymous, I let them put my name on the complaint. Advice, see corruption, wrong doing, criminal acts, keep your yap shut. Thin blue line my ass!!!

6/30/2017 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking joke. Ferguson was handed the investigation. "No signs of cheating". Their study group shared a wall with the subject matter expert. Where they all holding drinking glasses against the wall and to their ears hoping Williams was thinking out loud. "No signs of cheating". They asked him questions regarding the test knowing he was a subject matter expert. He didn't reply...please. Not on an e-mail, but I'm sure while they were "exchanging pleasantries ". City is a fucking joke. Never again will I come forward.

6/30/2017 03:59:00 PM  

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