Attorneys for former interim Monroe Police chief hire expert polygraphist

The appeal hearing for Reggie Brown has been postponed again
Attorneys for former interim Monroe Police chief hire expert polygraphist
Published: Aug. 18, 2021 at 9:25 PM CDT
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A former Monroe Police officer’s fight to get his job back continues. The appeal hearing, that’s been going on for nearly a year, was rescheduled.

Former interim police chief Reggie Brown and his legal team boldly subpoenaed 35 people to speak on his behalf. A majority of those were sworn in Wednesday despite the latest turn of events that will force them to return in two months. That’s because Brown’s attorney has hired a polygraph expert to dispute the city’s polygraph report.

The city’s polygrapher determined former Cpl. Brown and his public information officer, Sgt. Chuck Johnson, were untruthful and insubordinate when questioned about the way they handled a report of police brutality involving a black man, Timothy Williams last year. As a result they were fired in November of 2020.

“The city has based their whole case on the fact that, ‘hey, we have a polygraph and the test came back negative. And so, we hired an expert to dispute the fact and to determine whether or not that scientific test, as it relates to the results, are allowable or untrustworthy. Do know, he is pretty much a renown expert in the area of polygraphs,” said Civil Rights Attorney Carol Powel Lexing.

The city asked for a continuance after learning that Browns team hired their own polygraphist. The appeal hearing was postponed until October 19th through the 21st.

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