| On 27 October 2004, investigators from the Will County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office coerced a false confession from Kevin Fox to the sexual molestation and murder of his four-year-old daughter following a polygraph “test” administered by polygrapher Richard Williams. As a result, Fox spent nearly eight months in prison on a capital murder charge before being exonerated by DNA evidence.

The following civil complaint should serve as a cautionary tale to anyone considering whether or not to agree to a polygraph “test” in a criminal investigation. Read Entire Post

By George W. Maschke

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