Sunday, February 11, 2018

Texas ExamScam

  • Dallas police officers who took a rigorous exam last year for a shot at being promoted to sergeant will have to try again later, officials said Tuesday.

    The integrity of the test had been questioned after a police major who helped shape the exam also coached clients through a test-prep business, reports the Dallas Morning News.

    Results from the test, which was offered in November, had been in limbo for several months while police investigated the assessment center portion of the promotional process.

    Police Maj. LaToya Porter, who runs a test-prep business to help officers prepare for the sergeant exam, has been under investigation.
A Subject Matter Expert abusing their position to advance those lucky enough, connected enough or willing-to-pay enough for their "expertise" in developing a promotional exam? Who'd have think it?

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59 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will see if the Texas investigators find anything. Chicago IG couldn’t find his ass with both hands - isn’t that right Lie - tenants.

2/11/2018 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not surprised at all. Just like J.B. Pritzker's comments. Democrats go behind the scenes to make sure we're diverse in high ranks. One's merits do not matter. It's a shame but if people knew the truth feelings would get hurt of why some are where they are. Not white, but I'd be pissed if I was the only group not getting special treatment.

2/11/2018 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahaha. Lie-tenant Hall would only be a PO in Dallas. Someone please dump this know nothing Lt.

2/11/2018 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard there will be no Lts class for a long time due to pressure from the lawsuit the sergeant filed regarding the same thing happening here in Chicago. The only problem is that the connected already got their promotions. Now it’s just the guys that actually studied and scored decent that are left and they are getting F’ed.

2/11/2018 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you know anyone at the academy they’ll tell you that there are no promotion classes in the pipes. Those close on the lists will prob have to wait till after summer months.

2/11/2018 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Even the clouted pensions may not be safe from being cut.
http://www.businessinsider.com/rhode-island-court-decision-could-be-a-warning-sign-for-social-security-2018-2

Summary - Last week the First Circuit Court issued a final ruling and sided with the state of Rhode Island: the government has no obligation to honor its promises.

2/11/2018 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can name that tune in one note! What s a major?🤔

2/11/2018 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at cpd subject matter experts.. lt Stopa 025 is a subject matter expert and what do you know wife scores first class as Lt that’s why this dept is a joke!!

2/11/2018 03:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what's worse people that cheat on test or the people that cheat acting like they've earned it. If you haven't seen them in action it's funny but scary. Their indebted to the city and bully POs.

2/11/2018 03:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A SME runs a test prep business? A Major? I guess merit is alive and well in Texas too. I would love to see her work history, I'm sure it's filled with many arrests and achievements like so many of our noble command staff.

2/11/2018 04:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unlike Illinois the great state of Texas is republican.
Unlike Chicago their city of Houston holds their department
accountable.
They have morals, are honest & fair.
Chicago is full of evil dishonest politicians, a corrupt
police department lead by cheating morons.

Chicago could NEVER admit they dropped the ball.

2/11/2018 04:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't they know they have to besides taking test they have to make the phone call??silly cowboys,

2/11/2018 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous For the Record said...

I was a victim of the original CPD ExamScam. Note that ExamScam is one word. No space or hyphen. I still have my "Wham! Bam! EXAMSCAM" bumper sticker on the wall of my garage.

2/11/2018 04:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a joke why would anyone want to be the police?

2/11/2018 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can’t wait to see Lt Hall led away in handcuffs , nothing but a medical abuser when she was a PO , !!!!

2/11/2018 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s funny watching the Mass Trans Sgts running around for the Cheating Lt whom they despise.

2/11/2018 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it does happen?

Amazing Sgt. Brown found no evidence here at 35th street.

And then IG Furgeson found no such allegations.

Guess we need someone with no skin in the game to rip the cover off of these
allegation and do a true investigation

2/11/2018 06:20:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Send our Inspector Joe down there. He won't be able to find anything there either, but maybe that Tex-Mex food will clean him out enough to get a balanced perspective.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

2/11/2018 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Dallas PD is trying to solve the problem, here they gust sweep it under the rug. The rug looks lumpy and worn from all the scandals hidden underneath. Honest investigation here would jam up a lot of the leadership so lal la lal la la I can't here you.

2/11/2018 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you know anyone at the academy they’ll tell you that there are no promotion classes in the pipes. Those close on the lists will prob have to wait till after summer months."

This is utter bullshit. The Academy does not control nor finds out about promotions until usually Wed-Fri before class starts. (This is why promotional training is so fucked up, they don't have time to prepare).

The Bureau of Patrol finds out from the Supe's Office, who gets permission from City Hall. Any information that the Academy is referring to purely rumors.

2/11/2018 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See CPD that's how it's done. Throw out bogus test and start over but not the Chicago Way. Chicago Values tent cheating is an honored tradition and should be embraced. Chicago Democratic Values at their finest lie cheat and steal.

2/11/2018 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out this cheating scandal. apparently its an epidemic in PD's across the country. https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2018/02/08/twenty-five-cops-were-caught-cheating-promotional-exam-nobody-got-fired-some-still-got-promoted/318222002/

2/11/2018 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was this mentioned in row call?

2/11/2018 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm... I wonder if anything tile that has happened here recently?
In Texas they found evidence and did the right thing.
Here Ferguson buried his head in the sand, per Rahm’s orders, and couldn’t find any evidence.

2/11/2018 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only we were in the midst of contract negotiations and could address this issue once and for all...

2/11/2018 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will see if the Texas investigators find anything. Chicago IG couldn’t find his ass with both hands - isn’t that right Lie - tenants.

2/11/2018 12:10:00 AM
Or couldn’t tell his ass from a hole in the ground as momma use to say...

2/11/2018 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When quotas first came out I believe in the 70s old man Daley said words to the effect that having a quota system is like choosing baseball players by the color of their skin and not their batting average. That’s whats wrong with our society today, we don’t pick the most qualified for the positions they are most qualified for.

2/11/2018 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't we have merit airline pilots for Southwest, American, United?

2/11/2018 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

our esteemed mayor with the wedding dress in the crawl space referred to our very own exam scam as "sour grapes". So we have our very own superintendent with a girlfriend, now wife, in this hot mess.

2/11/2018 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHEEEEZZZZEEEE was "overheard" saying "these suckers need to move on" then took four hours on the end,because she came in one hour late....She told her son to pick her up around the corner because his license was still "suspended" LMAO,she kills me....

2/11/2018 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same scenario here. But no investigation.

2/11/2018 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those close on the lists will prob have to wait till after summer months.

Summer months?

Which year??

2/11/2018 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Madigan ,He raises your taxes then you pay him to lower them.

2/11/2018 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
OT Even the clouted pensions may not be safe from being cut.
http://www.businessinsider.com/rhode-island-court-decision-could-be-a-warning-sign-for-social-security-2018-2

Summary - Last week the First Circuit Court issued a final ruling and sided with the state of Rhode Island: the government has no obligation to honor its promises.


Interesting article, but deceptive. First in Illinois the state courts up to the Illinois state Supreme Court would have to decide against us or the Illinois legislature would have to change the law causing a lengthy battle
This FINAL DECISION was made in the First Circuit Court, so it’s not final in any sense. There’s always the appellate courts, the the Supreme Court of the United States
It’s not unusual for a federal court or an appellate courts to make an extreme , controversial decision to later be overturned. Happens all the time in California in liberal states and regions. Happened when trump was first elected and the dems filed cases in the liberal districts later to be overturned. Not a good decision but it’s a looong way off of being implimented

2/11/2018 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
We will see if the Texas investigators find anything. Chicago IG couldn’t find his ass with both hands - isn’t that right Lie - tenants.

2/11/2018 12:10:00 AM

The IG can too find his hands-they're with his head-up the mayor's ass.

2/11/2018 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This poor excuse for a police major is on the wrong side of the thin blue line. The mear appearance of impropriety is outrageous.

J.J.

2/11/2018 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There’s been more stringent and strict accountability selecting Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.
How did the DPD fall into the Chicago Way?

So, how does one become a Police Major?
Do you get a big feather hat, a shiny baton and lead the parades?
We need some of that flavor here.

2/11/2018 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all due respect, and in the interest of discovery,
can you tell us how long her "course" was and what
was the tuition price?

2/11/2018 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Your Correspondent said...

While not directly on-topic, this cringe-worthty Powerline Blog post repeating a Twitter thread begs attention:
An auto-rental company in San Francisco has a van stolen by a renter. What they went through trying to gain the assistance of the San Francisco Police Department is simply staggering.
Harry Callahan has left the Department.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/is-california-starting-to-spiral-the-drain.php

2/11/2018 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did she copy this scheme from Chicago?

2/11/2018 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the real joke is lt joe s. of 024 formally of iad ya joe your right all i need to do is study harder

2/11/2018 03:27:00 PM  
Blogger Jack Trumpblood said...

Don't mess with Texas.

2/11/2018 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the Chicago Way has infected Texas with so many Chicago transplants to that great state it was bound to happen. Sure hope that Chicago Values, lie cheat and steal don't follow as well. Then there is the democratic problem, maybe Texas should build a wall to keep Illinoisans out.

2/11/2018 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Even the clouted pensions may not be safe from being cut.
http://www.businessinsider.com/rhode-island-court-decision-could-be-a-warning-sign-for-social-security-2018-2

Summary - Last week the First Circuit Court issued a final ruling and sided with the state of Rhode Island: the government has no obligation to honor its promises.

2/11/2018 01:36:00 AM

STOP with this. Illinois pensioners will get their checks thanks to us voters saying no to a constitutional convention 2008. If idiots vote for constitutional convention in 2028, then we would be in trouble.

Until then, pensioners get paid before any other bills including the electric bill at city hall.

2/11/2018 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was this mentioned in row call?

2/11/2018 08:03:00 AM

Um...No. No deliverbales either.

There were however some unmentionables...

2/11/2018 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Summary - Last week the First Circuit Court issued a final ruling and sided with the state of Rhode Island: the government has no obligation to honor its promises.
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=
Federal courts have ruled pretty consistently that Congress has no power to make a promise Beyond the current fiscal year because that's all the appropriation is for.

In the long run it's going to come down to how much the taxpayers are willing to pay for these gold-plated pensions for public employees. When it didn't cost much nobody cared. Now that is starting to suck the life out of the state people are starting to care. I don't know where it goes but in the long run there's only so much money you can suck out of the taxpayers.

2/11/2018 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just read that guys story, "Is California Spiraling the Drain". Disgusting, is this what liberal politicians do to Police Departments?
I suspect many San Francisco Police Officers have a hard time facing themselves when they shave each day. Pandering to criminals and illegal aliens will do that to anyone with any honor. Fucking politicians!

J.J.

2/11/2018 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only 40 comments.......
Something tells me this is a hot issue article
and the comments have been heavily edited (out)

2/11/2018 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie doesn't mention test integrity in any of his Pax501 messages. Everything addresses "the community".
Time for our esteemed "unions" to negotiate testing and these SME holding secret classes to "invited connectected officers" , passing out tests and answers, and these ridiculous and embarrassing merit promotions.... referring to an above post addressing "row calls".

2/11/2018 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't we have merit airline pilots for Southwest, American, United?

2/11/2018 08:32:00 AM

We do. Enjoy your flights!

2/11/2018 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a victim of the original CPD ExamScam. Note that ExamScam is one word. No space or hyphen. I still have my "Wham! Bam! EXAMSCAM" bumper sticker on the wall of my garage.

2/11/2018 04:55:00 AM

And, Charlie Williams was the Fight ExamScam hard-charging leader until they bought him off. He rocketed up through the ranks before retiring with a bloated pension and subsequently being hired as the S&S Commissioner for six years at $160K a year. ExamScam did well for Charlie Williams, but he was the only one it helped. I still have the envelope for Fight ExamScam donations that was sent to me. The envelope is addressed to Charlie Williams at his home address. I smelled a rat from the beginning. Donations only helped one person and that was Charlie Williams.

2/11/2018 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is she related to Williams ?

Just axin

2/12/2018 12:59:00 AM  
Blogger John Northen said...

9:29 PM

There was no one named "Charlie Williams" that had anything to do with fighting ExamScam.

2/12/2018 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The difference is they are doing something, corrupt Chicago went ahead with the ill gotten promotions . Corrupt

2/12/2018 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Why don't we have merit airline pilots for Southwest, American, United?


If we did we would have to rope off plenty of plane crash scenes. Maybe a photo opportunity

2/12/2018 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until then, pensioners get paid before any other bills including the electric bill at city hall.

2/11/2018 05:18:00 PM


No, 9.5s new bonds get first crack at the money. New state law.

2/12/2018 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Northen said...

9:29 PM

There was no one named "Charlie Williams" that had anything to do with fighting ExamScam.

2/12/2018 08:26:00 AM

He started a separate and distinct effort concerning a different exam, but used the same name of ExamScam.

2/13/2018 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you ever saw the movie “Django” the character played by
Samuel Jackson was named Steven.
Charlie Williams is whom the Steven character was based.

Helped him move up the CPD plantation quick!

2/13/2018 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until then, pensioners get paid before any other bills including the electric bill at city hall.

2/11/2018 05:18:00 PM

maybe and maybe not. I have heard comments from people who claim they are in the know and they believe the city will take the position that each pension fund stands on its own and the city has no obligation to fund the pension fund beyond what state law calls for. When the funds run out of money they run out of money. Obviously this issue will then end up in court and no telling how a judge would rule

2/13/2018 09:18:00 PM  

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