LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A former central Kentucky sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on charges that he arrested a person for crimes he didn’t commit and put false information in a document.
A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted 51-year-old Matthew Corder of Louisville, who was a Bullitt County sheriff’s deputy. Corder was charged with two counts of willfully depriving an arrested person of constitutional rights. The person is identified only as “D.B.” in the indictment charging Corder.
The indictment accuses Corder of unlawfully entering the person’s home and arresting him without probable cause in October 2014.
The indictment says the person was charged with disorderly conduct and fleeing and evading and accuses Corder of including false and misleading information in the charging document. The person was held in jail, but the charges against him were eventually dismissed.
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