Aurora Corrupt Cop Kristen Ziman, who never earned the position of chief and rose at the Aurora Police Department (APD) based solely on gender, sexuality, corruption over competence, has demanded the return of the position of deputy chief.
She has chosen Keefe Jackson. Under normal circumstances, the logic she claims in selecting him could have been used on why he would be a better choice for chief over her.
In fact, all the command staff are more competent than Kristen, who is only competent at corruption, dishonesty and self-promotion.
This is not about Keefe Jackson. We assume he is a better person and cop than Kristen could ever dream to become.
We spoke to multiple law enforcement experts in other police departments and not a single person says it's a good idea to have a deputy police chief after previously eliminating it.
"There's really no need unless you also are eliminating commander positions as well" said a northwest suburban police chief.
"It's like being VP. You are either a figurehead or it's because the person at the top isn't able to do the job" said another.
In fact, this city under Chief Greg Thomas eliminated the deputy chief because it was a "waste."
According to the International Association of Police Chiefs, "innovative police departments flatten ranks and structure" not add a layer back.
And, if there is extra money for anything, why wouldn't we be adding a cop to work the streets in "uptick city" instead of sitting atop the police palace?
Didn't anyone noticed the crime, including the latest murder, stabbing and shootings?
Is it simply because corrupt Kristen Ziman needs someone to do the work while she goes AWOL on her junkets?
What exactly is the justification, purpose and cost to have a deputy chief?
And, even if we blindly follow Kristen's wish and take a giant step backward by having a deputy chief position, what happened to following the law?
According to that law, the police chief can only appoint a deputy chief from a then-current commander.
The only other current commander is Paul Nelson since Joe Groom died.
Nobody else is eligible to be deputy chief according to ordinance.
Are we going to just ignore the law when it comes to the police like we do with corruption in Aurora?
Do we just change the rules and law to accommodate corrupt Kristen Ziman's ego?
Or do we follow the law, if not the common sense, used by Greg Thomas?
Sorry Kristen, you are asking this city to violate the law. It's one of your bad habits and rotten excuses for not being able to do your job.
If you need a deputy chief to handle things while you run away to play, you should ask Paul Nelson.
Remember him? He's the one Greg Thomas made interim chief when he left, not you.