TV News LIES

Friday, Apr 20th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest DEA settles suit alleging government lie-detector abuses

DEA settles suit alleging government lie-detector abuses

E-mail Print PDF

DEA settles lie detector law suitThe Drug Enforcement Administration has agreed to pay 14 contractors $500,000 to settle a lawsuit that accuses the agency of illegally requiring them to undergo highly intrusive lie detector tests to keep their jobs as translators.

The settlement appears to be the first time that a federal government agency has settled allegations involving contractors’ lie detector tests since a 1988 law banned the use of polygraph screening for most private employees, said a lawyer for the group.

The 14 contract employees translated Spanish conversations collected during court-authorized wiretapping of the DEA’s criminal suspects. They said they were barred from working after they failed or refused polygraphs.

The DEA did not acknowledge any wrongdoing, but it agreed to re-screen the plaintiffs without weighing lie detector results. The agency also promised to delete references to the polygraphs from government records.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Mattis 'not ruling out' Syria military action after Douma attack

Gen. Mattis says military action not ruled out in syria The United States is not ruling out the use of military force in Syria in response...

Space war is coming — and the U.S. is not ready

Space war is coming War is coming to outer space, and the Pentagon warns it is not yet ready, following...

Syria chemical attack: Scores killed in Douma, rescuers say

Assad uses gas again A chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held stronghold near Syria's capital, Damascus, has killed at least...

Decision to add citizenship question to census draws protest

Sec. RossThe 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!