“Judge Seeks Support for Polygraph Tests”

Kimball Perry of the Cincinnati Post reports that Presiding Judge Robert S. Kraft of the General Division of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas will ask judges to support expanded use of tax-payer funded polygraph “tests.” Judge Kraft has previously urged that polygraph “tests” be used in all felonies.

Judge Kraft needs to know about the lie behind the lie detector. He should also be made aware of the case of Floyd “Buzz” Fay of Perrysburg, Ohio, who was wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison based on polygraph “evidence.” (See pp. 264-67 of the 2nd ed. of David T. Lykken’s A Tremor in the Blood: Uses and Abuses of the Lie Detector.)

You can write a letter to Judge Kraft at the following address:

Judge Robert S. Kraft
Hamilton County Court House
1000 Main Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Alternatively, you can call through the court administrator, Mike Watson at (513) 946-5900 or send a fax at (513) 946-5800.