Investigation Of Missing Polygraph Includes JSO's No. 2 Man
Channel 4 has uncovered information that the continuing investigation into corrupt police officers could mean serious trouble for one of the highest ranking members of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Eyewitness News lead investigator Jennifer Waugh reported that prosecutors subpoenaed documents that belong to the No. 2 person at the department -- Undersheriff Joe Henry (pictured, left) -- by the U.S. Attorney's office.
A federal grand jury is investigating possible obstruction of justice at the sheriff's office in connection to the mysterious disappearance of a lie detector test form inside the polygraph room.
Police say the test was administered to an inmate named Derrick McKenzie who told detectives that Officer Aric Sinclair was corrupt months before the charges were investigated and he was removed from duty. Channel 4 was told that McKensie passed a polygraph test with flying colors, but the results vanished.
Sinclair is one of several JSO officer now serving a federal sentence for participating in a series of crimes including drug dealing, robbery and murder.
Olivia Harris -- an officer who administers lie detector tests for the department -- testified in front of the grand jury for a second time this week.
Former Officer William Baer told prosecutors that Harris told him she gave Joe Henry -- her direct supervisor at the time -- results of a lie detector test that she never got back.
Federal prosecutors say had they known about the test and what it revealed, it could have been critical to their case against former officers Sinclair, Karl Waldon and Jason Pough. All three are doing time for crimes committed while they were JSO deputies. Waldon is serving a life sentence for murdering Northside businessman Sami Safar.
Waugh, who has followed this police corruption case for two years, will continue following this investigation and report any developments.
- January 27, 2003: Former Cop Gets Life Term In Killing, Corruption Case
- January 24, 2003: Polygraph Implicating Dirty Cop Found Nearly 4 Years Later
- January 21, 2003: Former Officers, Waldon Associates Sent To Jail
- November 7, 2002: Former JSO Officer Guilty On 14 Counts
- October 18, 2002: Witness Testifies He Saw Ex-Cop Commit Murder
- October 16, 2002: Prosecutors: Corrupt Cops Were 'Greedy,' 'Bold'
- August 28, 2002: Feds Indict Ex-Cop With More Charges
- April 23, 2001: Former Officer Pleads Guilty In Federal Probe
- December 20, 2000: Officer Accused In Federal Probe Resigns
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