As for Superintendent Cline, I feel he was poorly served by many around him. Our dealings with him were always cordial and professional. He was always pleasant and focused on reducing the murders and protecting the police officers. In those areas he was very successful and will always have the Police Memorial to remind all of his good works. My personal opinion is he did not deserve to have to resign / retire. A GOOD leader would call a subordinate in, chew his ass for the recent failures and give them a period of time to correct it. If corrections were not made they would be fired. As we all know we don’t have a good leader on the 5th floor of City hall. 100s of jobs and promotions are given away, truck contracts are given away, and of course he knows nothing about it.
They have established a Shakman web site, shakmanmonitor.com that outlines the claims procedures and the forms for the $12 million settlement. I would urge anyone passed over in the Captains beauty contest, especially the first round, to file.
Well said Ken.