Monday, June 04, 2007

Lt’s Promotion Exam: UPDATE 04 June 07

Our case is scheduled to be heard before the Honorable Judge Bush in the Chancery Division of Cook County Circuit Court. Once a date is set by Judge Bush to hear the case we will post it.

I urge any of our affected members, who have not yet done so to contact the Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association A.S.A.P. at 773-376-7272 for details concerning this lawsuit.


John Pallohusky
Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association


Anonymous said...

This is a really huge story, up to $100 million dollars of taxpayer money to satiate an unqualified segment of society based on reverse discrimination?

I know of at least 100 or more CPD officers who took the 2006 test and are dying to bailout to CFD.

Judge's ruling stalls firefighter hiring

June 5, 2007

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
Chicago Fire Commissioner Ray Orozco wants to hire up to 500 new firefighters from the list generated by the city's first firefighters entrance exam in more than a decade.

But a legal battle that has raged since the last test, in 1995, could stop Orozco in his tracks.

His department has asked the city's Human Resources Department for the new list of qualified applicants, with the aim of hiring hundreds of new -- and younger -- faces.

But that hiring could be derailed by an April 20 ruling by U.S. District Judge Joan Gotschall, who entered an injunction requiring the city to hire 132 African-American firefighters. They sued over the 1995 exam, claiming discrimination.

The '95 exam was drafted by an African American with an eye toward diversifying the Fire Department.

When results for minorities were disappointing, the city established a cut-off score of 89 and hired randomly from the top 1,800 "well-qualified" candidates.

Two years ago, Gotschall ruled that the city's handling of the exam had the effect of perpetuating the predominantly white status quo, since 78 percent of those "well-qualified" candidates were white. She has now wrapped up the damage phase of that case.

If the Daley administration agrees to hiring the 132 black candidates, Chicago taxpayers will be on the hook for roughly $27 million in damages. If the "hiring remedy" is ignored, the tab could approach $100 million, said Joshua Karsh, an attorney representing plaintiffs.

City Law Department spokeswoman Jennifer Hoyle called those estimates high and said the city plans to appeal Gotschall's ruling.

The Fire Department "can go ahead and get the names" off the new list from the 2006 test, Hoyle said. "But, in terms of doing further processing and actually hiring these people, they would have to wait until the judge rules."

Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said it's important to hire from the newest list, because the candidates from the 1995 list are "too old."

"The average age exceeded 38," he said. "We want younger people."

Anonymous said...

Off topic:

I've seen bosses bring their laptops to work, and been able to at least go online wirelessly. Has anyone here been able to do that? If so, I have some questions because I can't get mine to work. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us informed.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you can wirelessly go online at work with your laptop...and a wireless card, FOOL!!

Anonymous said...

Haven't seen a comment from "Da Sarge" in a while.

Must be licking Da bosses balls.

Merit Puke.

IAD rat.

Anonymous said...

seems like they blocked the wi-fi a few days ago. anybody know how to work around that?

Anonymous said...

rumor is that one more class of lt's from the old list will be promoted in september

Anonymous said...

Former Chicago Police recruit convicted of theft

June 7, 2007 - A former Chicago Police recruit is serving time in Milwaukee for stealing from automatic teller machines.

A Milwaukee judge sentenced Adam Bradley to 15 months in prison and more than two years probation Wednesday.
Bradley worked for a company called Bantek that services ATMs and quit last November to join the Chicago Police force.

Prosecutors said he stole $70,000 from four ATMs on the same night the company gave him a going-away party.

The ATMs were in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Bradley was also fired from the Chicago Police Academy.

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