Chicago police may scrap entrance exam
Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue said the idea "sounds too stupid to be true"
By Fran Spielman and Frank Main
CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department is seriously considering scrapping the police entrance exam to bolster minority hiring, save millions on test preparation and avert costly legal battles that have dogged the exam process for decades, City Hall sources said Tuesday.
If the process is opened to everyone who applies and meets education and residency requirements, Chicago would be virtually alone among major cities. Most cities have police entrance exams -- and for good reason, experts say.
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