Top cops may soon undergo polygraph screening

The Montreal Police department may soon compel high-ranking officers to submit to random polygraph testing.

Police Chief Marc Parent wants so-called lie detectors used to ensure that Detective-Sargeants assigned to organized crime cases , undergo the same scrutiny as counterparts in the FBI or CIA.

The police department has been rocked in recent years with the arrest of two investigators suspected of passing information to members of the underworld, and the current investigation of a third who has been transferred to a desk job pending it's investigation.

The Policemen's Brotherhood says it'll fight any attempt to impose the testing.

It contends the machines are not accurate and the testing itself could be a violation of a police officer's rights.

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  1. clint posted on 01/31/2014 11:08 AM
    Hmmm....this should be implemented on politicians.......oh would cost too much in replacements because they would constantly be breaking.
  2. Drew posted on 01/31/2014 12:34 PM
    If not accurate why waste the time. This is lip service to think they have it under control
  3. more BS posted on 02/03/2014 09:56 AM
    Administered by whom?
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