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Oct 23, 2017

Failed Lie Detector Test Not About Top Cop Role

Friday’s revelation that Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie failed a lie detector test apparently administered through U.S. authorities sometime around 2008 has raised eyebrows. Whylie was one of eight senior cops revealed to have shown significant reactions to particular questions, which is taken as evidence of untruthfulness. In his case, Whylie displayed significant reactions to “response relative to disclosing information to any criminal organization,” and stated that “he had been involved with several interrogations where specific info was provided information to subjects.” Through Ministry of Home Affairs C.E.O. George Lovell, the Commissioner indicates that the tests had nothing to do with his current role and he was never informed of the result. Lovell adds that the only other polygraph tests the Ministry is aware relate to the Gang Suppression Unit and its formation.

 

George Lovell

On the Phone: George Lovell, C.E.O., Ministry of Home Affairs

“I was his C.E.O., and I don’t know of any lie detector test or polygraph testing that the Commissioner took. What I can tell you, what I know is that when we were forming the Gang Suppression Unit, there were some police officers who were subject to the polygraph testing. I don’t know if people are making mistakes with that set of testing, which the Americans did for the police, with that they are now alluding to. But I know of no polygraph testing test, so I would have to yield to the Commissioner to find out if such a thing had happened that I was unaware of. I just had a word with the Commissioner of Police; he’s saying that the thing that Cordel Hyde brought in the House is something they allege had occurred in 2008 or before. What the Commissioner explained to me is that yes, he had done polygraph testing by the Americans before, but it was not when he was Commissioner of Police and not even close to when he was meant to be Commissioner of Police. And he said the results of that – it’s not like you can say he passed or failed, because he said he was not even told of the result.”

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