Former Kentucky Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced for Violating Civil Rights

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The FBI seal is pictured in Omaha, Neb., Aug. 10, 2022. Former Boyle County Sheriff’s Deputy Tanner M. Abbott, 31, was convicted of five felonies and one misdemeanor, including excessive use of force, illegal searches, and writing false police reports. The case was investigated by the FBI Louisville Field Office. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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A Kentucky sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to 110 months in prison for violating the constitutional rights of multiple individuals he arrested during his time as a law enforcement officer.

Former Boyle County Sheriff’s Deputy Tanner M. Abbott, 31, was convicted of five felonies and one misdemeanor, including excessive use of force, illegal searches, and writing false police reports.

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke emphasized that this sentence sends a clear message that law enforcement abuses will not be tolerated. U.S. Attorney Carlton S. Shier IV stated that Abbott’s actions were criminal conduct and that the community deserved better.

The court also found that Abbott obstructed justice during the trial. The case was investigated by the FBI Louisville Field Office.


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