Jury convicts Kentucky constables of violating rights

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted two Kentucky constables. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports constables Michael “Wally” Wallace and Gary Baldock were convicted Friday of conspiring to violate civil rights and one charge each of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it. They were accused of violating people’s rights by illegally searching or detaining them and taking money or other property without going through the legal process. FBI agents found meth at Wallace’s house and in the trunk of Baldock’s cruiser. Federal authorities say the two kept drugs to plant them on people to make bogus arrests.