This book is based on a true story and is meant to give you an insider's view of the alleged corruption, nepotism, and abuse of power among an army of shady cronies that have infiltrated the Cook County Sherriff's Department. This information came from my own records, court documentation, former supervisors, co-workers along with brief summarized newspaper and magazine articles. For privacy and other legal issues, some names and locations of the presented events have been changed.
I was a former corrections officer and instructor in the Cook County Sheriff's Department Training Academy. I had become a whistleblower exposing some county administrators along with a few of their politically appointed and protected personnel. My primary targets included all three entities of the Cook County Sheriff's Department Training Academy and the 103rd Street Vehicle Services Department. I chose this path after being lied to and passed over more than once for a promotion I feel by mostly unqualified personnel. I passed the promotional exam and was on the promotional list. I was told, by a high ranking administrative department official who was the Sheriff's partner when both men on the Chicago Police Department, that I was next for promotion. That of course never happened. Like a good subordinate I did the dog and pony show that was required of me and many others. I hung campaign signs during elections, and donated thousands of dollars in cash to so-called fund raisers, golf outings, political dinners, and cocktail parties. All this was done aspiring to a promotion. I had donated my loyalty, money, and time to those whom I now believe are nothing more than a bunch of politically backed criminals, running a multi-million dollar empire that goes uninvestigated by any government agency.