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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Nepotism and the Aurora Police Department (APD)

Given the chronic nepotism at the Aurora Police Department (APD), as illustrated by Kristen Ziman and her family employed at taxpayer expense, it's time to clean up the Aurora Police Department by removing ALL those related to each other and shift to a department based exclusively upon competence and merit.

Let them each try to find a job at another police department where they have to earn their rank based upon what they know, not who they know.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does a story about nepotism at West High have to do with Ziman?

Anonymous said...

Kristen's ex-husband, current spouse, mother and business partner all have previously or currently work for the APD.

Nepotism is a very big problem at the APD.

Anonymous said...

Aurora should have a nepotism law and it needs to be stronger than the one for the West Aurora schools. Too many relatives of City executives and policemen also work for Aurora. The Kjendals, Grooms, DeLeons, Zimans are examples and Illinois with its 7,000 units of local government is a cesspool of hiring abuses. As strung out tax payers, we deserve better.

Anonymous said...

How many Deleons are at the police department. My neighbor told me that Kjndal her mom working there and her ex husbands dad too. The grooms had there dad working there and 4 of there kids.

I watch Blue Bloods and it seems difficult to earn a detective position. So I wonder who has the advantage at the aurora police department.

Tom Selleck is my choice for a new chief.

Anonymous said...

7:20:
Consulting and service contracts being given to friends and wives of executives is another problem.

Anonymous said...

How many Weisners work for the city

Anonymous said...

In a blog topic from several weeks ago it said Kjendal-Ziman's father works at the police department. Is he still there too, mom dad husbands exhusbands boyfriends girlfriends kids WTF !!!

Anonymous said...

Tom Selleck has his own kids working at the NY city police department. He would fit in good here and I think he drinks wine. The only draw back is that he is honest.

Anonymous said...

I did a little research and discovered that the commander named Nelson may be a relative of alderman Chuck Nelson. Nobody had anything good or bad to say.

Anonymous said...

If the new mayor has guts, he should eliminate all "family" hiring and give all currently employed family members the option for one to stay and all others must go. Perhaps even provide a reasonable incentive. I think it is sound logic. Aurora is a big city and the opportunities need to be doled out to all, not just to those Ziman-Kjendals and Grooms and Deleons etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

Does Zimans / Kjendal-Groom / Deleons have hiring power in the city of Aurora. Do you have a city hiring department and a screening process. Can Openline find out these answers. Your town is whacked out.

Anonymous said...

Anyone in a high ranking position has the power to influence who gets hired or gets a raise. They all need to go and the city needs to start fresh. How about a Hispanic Mayor and chief. We are keeping this city afloat and are a majority now. It's our time to show what can be done. We will bring culture and honesty, no more wild sex parties and wine drinking while working. The only family employed will be a dedicated to the tax payer "working family".

Anonymous said...

Good morning 5:58

I agree with many of your points. But isn't the name Deleon Hispanic?

Anonymous said...

Who cares about race or gender. I just want the most qualified person for my tax dollars. I didn't know there was anything unusual at the police department until I read Openline. We talk about the blogs every morning at coffee. I do believe based upon various comments that there is a problem with some family members having to much power and that they have been corrupted. There needs to be some changes made.

Anonymous said...

I don't care if the police are all Groomes and Zimans, Tunneys, Kjendales, DeLeons and they all drink wine and have sex parties. If crime is controlled and people feel safe to visit my stores.

Anonymous said...

Let's put this "wine drinking" crap in perspective. Even openline hasn't specifically accused Ziman of drinking wine on duty. Somehow openline got a picture of her drinking wine at some outside restaurant someplace, in civvies. I have no doubt she was off duty, on her own time, enjoying a meal out. Openline has some kind of pathological hatred of her, so took that picture completely out of context, is blasting it on their site, and talking about drinking wine in every post, whether it has anything to do with it, or her, or not. You know, I bet most of openline's viewers drink a glass of wine from time to time. So think about that; openline won't hesitate to capture any picture that's out there of you on your facebook page, etc. in a private moment and smear it on the web attached to whatever allegation they want to make up. Ain't the web wonderful? Don't have to actually prove anything. Don't even have to identify yourself. Just ruin somebody's reputation, whether they deserve it or not.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 10:19 However, there must be truth about the nepotism there. I did ask a couple of cops I know. They don't talk bad about their peers. But they did say that there are many unknown factors about hiring and being assigned to choice jobs. They said that besides the Zimans and Grooms there are many others that had help getting a job or getting a promotion. Former mayor Pierce got his kid a job and a alderman Hingerlong got some of his kids jobs. There are other families that have more than a few hired. They both said there are no Deleon police officers.

Anonymous said...

DeLeon is the City's Public Property Director and has influenced the HR Department and several city officials to have his wife, sons and other relatives hired in various departments at the City. His nepotism is known by all Union employees at City. In case you didn't know, these are the people who actually work for their wages and serve the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

It must be frustrating to be a city employee always fearing your job may be at risk if a less qualified friend or family member needs a job. Nepotism starts when there is not a strong leader with ethical values.

Anonymous said...

Stupid me, I just got home and can now have some wine. I should apply to work for the city. If I only had a relative to get me in there. I'll just stick to keeping your lights on.