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More than 200 Jamaica policemen fail polygraph


KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican authorities say 217 police officers who took voluntary lie-detector tests this year failed.

Assistant Police Commissioner Justin Felice said Friday that was 60 percent of the 362 officers who underwent the tests. He doesn't say whether the officers who failed will be disciplined in any way.

The Caribbean island's police force has used lie detector tests as part of its vetting process since 2008. Officials denied re-enlistment to 62 officers this year. An additional 34 have been charged with corruption and seven dismissed for failing the test.

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APNP-12-09-11 1552CST

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