88 potential police recruits fail polygraph screening

COMMISSIONER of Police Dr Carl Williams yesterday disclosed that 88 of 191 potential recruits to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) recently failed the required polygraph screening for enlistment.

The JCF, in April, introduced polygraph screening for recruits as part of its strategy to prevent corrupt or tainted individuals from joining its ranks.

“Not so long ago, as part of our efforts to polygraph everyone who applies to join the JCF, I sought the help of the US Embassy, because our polygraphers were unable to handle the large volume of potential recruits. They never hesitated.

“US polygraphers were here within a few weeks and by mid-August they had already examined 191 potential recruits of which 103 were found suitable for enlistment in the JCF. There were significant doubts about the other 88 that made them unsuitable to become members of the JCF,” he said during the launch of Body Worn Camera Project at the Office of Commissioner of Police on Old Hope Road in St Andrew.

In April, Williams told the Jamaica Observer that there was high concern about corruption within the force. Statistics given then revealed that, in 2014, a total of 41 members were arrested and charged with various crimes, while 27 were arrested in 2015, and seven up to April this year.

“While not all 88 were found to have criminal links, there were some who had been actively involved in lottery scamming; others were affiliated to gangs. There were persons who had handled illegal guns, and some were habitual thieves,” he said.

The commissioner said many of these potential recruits received “glowing recommendations from justices of the peace and ministers of religion and other ‘upstanding residents’ as citizens in their communities”.

He argued that they would very likely have made it into the JCF and would have further corrupted the force.

“We would be stuck with them for the next 30 or 40 years. But thanks to the polygraph we won’t have to worry of those types coming into the force anymore,” he said.

The commissioner also had strong words for potential recruits with smeared history, whom he said would not succeed in joining the organisation he heads.

“All who are seeking to become members of the JCF and who are from some shady backgrounds, don’t try your luck here. You will not beat the polygraph. And with the support from our international partners most notably the United States, Canada and Great Britain we will polygraph every single applicant to minimise the risk of populating our force with wrong [doers],” said Williams.


Source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/

CBI may seek nod for lie-detector test on Kejriwal’s ex-secretary

Sources said Mr Rajendra Kumar has not been forthcoming about the details connected to the case against him.

New Delhi: With the suspended IAS officer and former principal secretary to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, Rajendra Kumar, continued to remain evasive during questioning, the CBI is now contemplating conducting a “lie-detection test” on him to get certain specific details pertaining to the corruption case against him. Sources in the CBI alleged that Mr Kumar is not cooperating in the probe.

Sources said Mr Kumar has not been forthcoming about the details connected to the case and the polygraph test (“lie-detector” test) may help establish the truth. “Mr Kumar remained evasive during examination and could not explain some new evidence presented before him by the agency sleuths,” sources said. The agency may conduct a lie-detection test on him, they said. Sources clarified the agency will first need to seek his consent as legal provisions entail that such a test can not be conducted without his permission. The CBI on July 4 arrested Mr Kumar and four others for their alleged involvement in a corruption case. Mr Kumar, sources alleged, emerged as the kingpin of the Rs 50 crore scam.

If Mr Kumar does not give his consent for the lie detection test, then CBI officials will go by the evidence collected by them, sources said.

“The agency is thoroughly examining the statements of certain accused which have been recorded recently. The investigating officials will also compare them with their previous statements,” sources said.


All Russian officials & politicians may face anti-corruption polygraph tests

The Russian public chamber has proposed a nationwide program in which civil servants, politicians and even civil activists undergo universal polygraph tests to detect and purge those previously engaged in corruption schemes.

We propose that these tests are taken by all candidates for positions in the civil service before they are officially employed and also by any public figures,” deputy head of the Public Chamber’s commission for public control and expertise, Dmitry Galochkin, said in comments with the Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper. He noted that this also applied to all Lower House MPs.

However, currently polygraph tests are strictly voluntary, partly because Russian law does not contain any regulations concerning this procedure. To correct this, the Public Chamber intends to prepare some legislative basis surrounding polygraph tests and cases when they can be used. After these bills are prepared and drafted, the activists intend to promote universal and systematic checks.

Galochkin said that particular proposals would be forwarded to the Presidential Administration by September. The document will include an approximate list of questions to be used in tests. The sponsors emphasized that these questions would only concern the professional activities of those undergoing tests and not their personal life or, for example, religious views.

Another important part of the plan is that the specialists who run the tests don’t know in advance who they are testing, in order to prevent corruption in the polygraph system.

The head of the “National Polygraph Collegium”, NCO Yulia Drobyazka, told reporters that the effectiveness of polygraph or lie detector tests has been proven in numerous experiments and these devices are widely used by private security organizations.
Polygraph tests were broadly used in Russia during the police reform that took place in 2011-2012. Back then, the Interior Ministry issued an order stipulating that anyone who wanted to join the police should undergo a lie detector test for illegal drug use and alcohol abuse. The tests were done with the candidates’ written consent, and submitted together with their requests to join the police force.

The results of the test were considered by the psychological selection commission that either approved the candidates or barred them from further testing. To rule out technical mistakes the rejected candidates were allowed to appeal the commission’s decisions.

Source: https://www.rt.com/

Las 5 mentiras y contradicciones de Hillary Clinton y sus emails

Pese a que la virtual nominada demócrata, Hillary ha dicho que no manejó información secreta en su correo privado, su defensa no ha sido del todo honesta.

El director del FBI, James Comey, no recomendó procesar judicialmente a Hillary Clinton por su polémico uso de un servidor y un correo electrónico personal durante su tiempo como secretaria de Estado, pero sí criticó a la actual candidata presidencial y a su entorno.

Comey lanzó varias afirmaciones que demuestran que Clinton y su campaña no han sido completamente honestos a lo largo del último año y medio, contradiciendo buena parte de la defensa de la ex funcionaria del gobierno de Barack Obama.


Fuente: http://www.univision.com/noticias/

Parul University rape case: Police seek polygraph, brain mapping tests on Jayesh Patel

Malik added that one of the investigation teams has been sent to Rajasthan as Patel stayed in two hotels there after committing the crime.

The importance of the polygraph in this cases is crucial.

While producing Jayesh Patel, former trustee of Parul University, before the court on Thursday to seek his further custody, the police will also seek the court’s permission to subject him to polygraph, brain mapping tests in connection with the alleged rape of a nursing student, a senior police officer said here on Wednesday.

G S Malik, Inspector General of Police (Vadodara Range), said, “We will produce Jayesh Patel before the local court to seek his further remand for six to seven days as his remand expires tomorrow. We will seek the court’s permission to subject him to polygraph, brain mapping tests to make the evidence strong. .”

Malik added that one of the investigation teams has been sent to Rajasthan as Patel stayed in two hotels there after committing the crime. “The ‘scrutiny committee’ has collected valuable evidence against Patel.The victim’s father has all praise for the police when he visited us,” Malik said.