Fifty years ago today, July 11, 1967
The “lie detector” controversy erupted anew at a hearing before the Columbus Board of Public Safety Monday afternoon on appeal of four ex-policemen regarding their dismissal. The hearing, which began May 17, was postponed again, probably until September. Assistant Muscogee County Sol. Gen. Frank Martin told the board that the delay would allow a Grand Jury consideration of the accusations.
An attorney for five former policemen who have pending cases before the Columbus Board of Public Safety has threatened to sue the news media for any alleged “damage” from publicity about them.
The State Board of Corrections today voted to reinstate Dr. John Lindsay, recently fired staff physician at Reidsville State Prison, if he will consent to a medical examination to determine if he is reliant on tranquilizers. The physician reportedly has been taking a tranquilizer known as Placibyl. Use of the tranquilizer was one of the reasons given last month when he was fired.