Exam cheating at center of latest top cop controversy

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CHICAGO -- The mayor's pick for the next police superintendent already has a lot to deal with and now he may have an issue that hits a little closer to home.

Interim superintendent Eddie Johnson and the mayor responded to a report today that Johnson’s fiancee's  name appears in an investigating into cheating on a lieutenant's exam.

A DNA Info story citing multiply unnamed sources and internal police documents reported this week Johnson's finance, Lt. Nakia Fenner,  is named in an test cheating investigation. DNA-Info reports Fenner and others in a study group may have gotten an unfair advantage on the lieutenants’ exam.

The mayor today says he's proud of his nominee and he wouldn't get into question his judgment.

The cheating probe may have also helped the mayor decide to go outside the top three picks for superintendent.  DNA Info reports Eugene Williams who did apply for and was a finalist for Chicago’s top cop, led the study group now accused of cheating.



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