Lie Detector Tests for Accused Police?
(AP) _ Police officers in South Carolinaaccused of wrongdoing might face lie detector tests in order tokeep their jobs. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Monday the directorof the state Criminal Justice Academy said the tests are amongchanges being considered to create a fairer and more thoroughreview for officers accused of wrongdoing. Director Hubert Harrell says he’s also considering an outside,impartial panel to hear appeals of decisions banning officers fromlaw enforcement. Harrell says South Carolina should consider joining more thantwo dozen states participating in a national database that tracksmore than 11,000 officers who have been stripped of their badges. Harrell says those ideas could improve the state’s ability tomonitor the 16,000 law enforcement officers in South Carolina. ___ Information from: The Post and Courier