01/06/2010

Chicago police may scrap entrance exam

Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue said the idea "sounds too stupid to be true"

Editor’s note: Those who support the removal of an entrance exam claim there are good reasons to make that move, like saving money, increasing minority hiring in law enforcement and avoiding litigation. Others think the idea is illogical, dangerous and, as the FOP president put it, "too stupid to be true." What do you think? Smart move or the start of a dangerous precedent? Here’s your chance to be heard — add your comments below.

By Fran Spielman and Frank Main
Chicago Sun-Times