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“Summit Elections Worker Fails Polygraphs”

Akron, Ohio Beacon Journal staff writer Julie Wallace reports. Excerpt: A Summit County Board of Elections employee quizzed as part of a probe into a candidate’s missing petitions failed two polygraph tests after admitting using drugs and alcohol before the tests, law enforcement officials said. Several sources familiar with the investigation identified the employee — …

“Elections Board Idea Ignites Sparks: Summit Democrat Suggests Members Take Polygraphs; GOP Chief Objects”

Akron, Ohio Beacon Journal staff writer Lisa A. Abraham reports. Excerpt: The chairman of the Summit County Board of Elections wants all board members to take polygraph tests voluntarily to protect the board’s integrity. Russell Pry made the suggestion at a board meeting Tuesday night. The county Democratic Party chairman said he would put a …

Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Polygraph-Related Discrimination Lawsuit

Penny Brown Roberts reports for the Baton Rouge, Louisiana Advocate in an article titled, ‘Shocking’ discrimination suit kept alive.” Excerpt: A federal judge has refused to dismiss a former detective’s claims that he endured racial harassment and discrimination in the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office for years, and was wrongly fired for assisting a 2001 Louisiana …

“Smithfield Packing Settles Lawsuit”

The Virginian-Pilot reports that a settlement has been reached in an $18 million Employee Polygraph Protection Act lawsuit. Excerpt: NORFOLK — A lawsuit filed by a former Smithfield Packing Co. saleswoman against the meatpacker has been settled on the eve of trial this week. The terms were not disclosed. The former employee, Julie M. Bannister, …

“Computer Voice Stress Analysis Test, Lie-Detector Tests Come Under Question”

Mark Dadigan reports for the Vero Beach Press Journal. Excerpt: The pace of your heartbeats quickens, your breaths deepen and beads of sweat slide down your skin. According to some law-enforcement circles, you’ve probably just lied. Since the 1930s, polygraphs, or lie-detector tests, which theoretically link physiological changes to honesty, have been used as investigative …

Polygraph “Testing” Ordered for Cameron County, Texas Jail Staff

Jennifer Muir and Emma Perez-Treviño report for the Brownsville, Texas Herald in an article titled, “Sheriff holds off on staff changes.” Excerpt: Administrative debates temporarily staved off Sheriff Conrado Cantu’s plan to restructure a troubled county jail staff Monday, but Cameron County’s top lawman said his department will continue considering options this week as his …