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Arizona Bans Polygraphs in Law Enforcement Internal Investigations

According to an official news release, Arizona governor Doug Ducey on 25 April 2022 signed into law H.B 2159, a bill introduced by Representative John Kavanaugh that withdraws authorization for the use of polygraphs in law enforcement internal investigations. Kavanaugh, a Republican representing Arizona’s 23rd district, previously worked as a police officer with the Port …

“Lie Detectors Spark Debate on Reliability: Police Asking for Tests in City Hall Flooding”

Paul Hughes reports for the Waterbury, Connecticut Republican-American: WATERBURY — Polygraph examiner Leighton R. Hammond says lie detector tests of some city employees should speed the police investigation into whether any of them are responsible for the flooding of City Hall last weekend. “It certainly would narrow the field down very quickly,” said Hammond, who …

Israel: “Knesset Okays Bill Prohibiting Lie Detector Test for Employees”

Zvi Zrahiya reports for Ha’aretz. This short article is cited here in full: The Knesset’s Labor and Welfare Committee on Wednesday approved a bill preventing employers from requesting or demanding that a job candidate undergo a lie detector test. The bill, submitted by MK Yehiel Hazan (Likud), sets special circumstances under which an employer would …

Jamaica: “More J’can Firms Using Lie Detector Tests: But Detractors Sceptical About Polygraph Reliability”

Jamaica Observer staff reporter Ann Margaret Lim reports. WHEN the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) discovered that 13 of its expensive laptop computers were missing, it called in a lie detector expert. Seven suspects were run through the polygraph test and one was identified as the culprit. Following his confession, he and four people who …

Israel: “Bills to Prevent Compelled Polygraph Exam”

IsraelNationalNews.com reports in a short article that is cited here in full: (IsraelNN.com) The Knesset Social Affairs & Health Committee is preparing two bills for a first reading in the Knesset, both aimed at making a compulsory polygraph exam for job applicants illegal. The bills are authored by MKs Yehiel Hazan (Likud) and Zahava Gal-On …

“After Ricin Scare, FBI Polygraphs Postal Workers”

Tim Smith reports for the Greenville Times. Excerpt: The FBI has begun polygraphing Greenville postal workers and truck drivers as the investigation into who delivered a package containing the deadly poison ricin to a Greenville mail facility moves into the third week, the president of the local postal workers union said Thursday. Dennis Zimmerman, president …