Dona Ana County using polygraph to probe work allegations

LAS CRUCES (AP) – Dona Ana County road workers have been undergoing polygraph testing as part of an investigation into alleged wrongdoing.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that Dona Ana County Manager Julia Brown confirmed the testing last week.

Brown says she has received numerous complaints in the last several months of misconduct, retaliatory activity, and theft of equipment and supplies.

Some of the roads department’s nearly 40 employees say polygraph testing is demoralizing.

Brown says a polygraph test is one of the strategies they are using since nobody has stepped forward to confirm any allegations.

She says even managers are subjected to the testing and that they got permission from the employees’ union.

The testing took place between December and May.

Brown says she is still waiting on the results. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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