No. 21-6011.

51 F.4th 177 (2022)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Michael WALLACE, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided and Filed: October 12, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

ON BRIEF: Amy Lee Copeland , ROUSE + COPELAND, LLC, Savannah, Georgia, for Appellant. Tovah R. Calderon , Natasha N. Babazadeh , UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Appellee.

SUTTON, C.J., delivered the opinion of the court in which BOGGS and KETHLEDGE, JJ., joined. SUTTON, C.J. (pp. 183-85), delivered a separate concurring opinion.


Michael Wallace, a former Kentucky constable, lied on warrant applications, threatened suspects, kept distribution levels of methamphetamine in his house, and planted drug evidence to facilitate a pattern of false arrests. A jury convicted him of conspiring to violate the civil rights of several citizens and...

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