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The NYPD plans to promote some Sergeants to Lieu­tenant despite widespread charges of cheating on the exam, but an attorney for some Sergeants who sued over the test said last week that he would challenge those promotions in court.

 

The cheating allegations arose after fewer than 7 percent of the 2,401 test-takers passed the initial test April 18, 2015, but 48 percent of the 80 who took the makeup test passed it five weeks la­ter. That exam was given for those who were sick, had religious commitments or were on military duty on the day of the original test.

 

Eyeing Captains Test, Too

 

The Department of Investigation has taken over the probe of possible cheating from the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau. NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters Lawrence Byrne told the Daily News that the probe had expanded to include the 2013 Captains test.

 

The NYPD postponed promotions to Lieutenant scheduled for March 29 after allegations that Sergeants who took the original test had posted individual questions and even an answer key on an online chat board run by the Rising Star Promotions school before the makeup exam.

 

The NYPD, which has not commented substantively on the cheating allegations, appears to be blaming both those who posted the questions and those who took the makeup test after reading them.

 

Mr. Byrne said that 33 to 40 Sergeants would be promoted by early June, the News reported April 21. He said that the Sergeants were being individually screened and that the promotions of several were being put on hold.

 

We had some concerns initially around the makeup exam and concerns related to the validity of the reasons given for taking the makeup exam, and the paperwork submitted to support that, he told the News.

 

Didnt Get Proper Notice

 

Randolph McLaughlin, an attorney with the firm of Newman Ferrara who is representing nine Sergeants who challenged the fairness of the test in Federal court, said a hearing was scheduled May 4 on his clients bid to block the promotions.

 

Under an agreement that later became a court order, the city was required to give the Sergeants represented by Mr. McLaughlin 30 days notice of impending promotions in order to allow a challenge. Mr. McLaughlin said he received that notice April 20.

 

He told THE CHIEF-LEADER that he had no information as to how the DOI was handling the allegations.

 

Edward D. Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, has said that anyone who passed the test should be promoted unless there is specific evidence that he or she cheated.

 

Presumption of Innocence

 

How are we going to sit here and accuse people of cheating unless you can say beyond a doubt they cheated? he told the News. ...Unfortunately, the people of New York City may not be getting the best and brightest.

 

Union officials also said there were problems with the content of the test. Louis Turco, president of the Lieutenants Benevolent Association, said in an interview in early April that the low passing rate indicated that the first test was not fair.

 

Mr. McLaughlin said the test contained questions on topics that were not included in the job announcement. He will be asking the court to throw them out, he said.



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"Union officials also said there were problems with the content of the test. Louis Turco, president of the Lieutenants Benevolent Association, said in an interview in early April that the low passing rate indicated that the first test was not fair.

 

Mr. McLaughlin said the test contained questions on topics that were not included in the job announcement. He will be asking the court to throw them out, he said."


 Yes this is the meat and potatoes of the lawsuit and what will be pursued me thinks.  MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU GUYS!



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"Union officials also said there were problems with the content of the test. Louis Turco, president of the Lieutenants Benevolent Association, said in an interview in early April that the low passing rate indicated that the first test was not fair.

 

Mr. McLaughlin said the test contained questions on topics that were not included in the job announcement. He will be asking the court to throw them out, he said."


 Yes this is the meat and potatoes of the lawsuit and what will be pursued me thinks.  MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU GUYS!


 Nope, this is not even mentioned in the suit. This civil rights law suit is public record. You should prob read it before making false statements.



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Sarge wrote:

 

"Union officials also said there were problems with the content of the test. Louis Turco, president of the Lieutenants Benevolent Association, said in an interview in early April that the low passing rate indicated that the first test was not fair.

 

Mr. McLaughlin said the test contained questions on topics that were not included in the job announcement. He will be asking the court to throw them out, he said."


 Yes this is the meat and potatoes of the lawsuit and what will be pursued me thinks.  MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU GUYS!


There is no meat and potatoes at all in the lawsuit, only salt. Read the complaint again, please show me where it says this.



-- Edited by IShredMajors on Monday 2nd of May 2016 02:27:39 PM

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More importantly, read the City's motion to dismiss and their Memorandum of Law in support with all of the relevant case law. This will all be over very soon. The Federal courts aren't a TVB lol, the judge isn't going to be tossing test questions haha.

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So why does this lawyer keep lying to the sergeants and the media?



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Sarge wrote:

So why does this lawyer keep lying to the sergeants and the media?


 They're willing to pay. Any lawyer will say anything you want as long as you're willing to foot the bill. A lawyer can keep a case alive as long as his clients can keep the money flowing. Once the money stops the case stops. It doesn't matter if the case has any merit. As long as the money is green you can find a lawyer to represent you. 



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Sarge wrote:

So why does this lawyer keep lying to the sergeants and the media?


 thank god there weren't judgement questions on your test.



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