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Former Bullitt Co. deputy sentenced for violating man's civil rights

Matthew Corder was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for depriving a man of his civil rights. (Source: WAVE 3 News archive) Matthew Corder was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for depriving a man of his civil rights. (Source: WAVE 3 News archive)

BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A former Bullitt County Sheriff's deputy is going to federal prison for depriving a resident of their civil rights.

In July, Matthew Corder was convicted of two counts of willfully depriving a man of his constitutional rights.

Evidence was presented at Corder's trial that showed he abused his power by retaliating against a Bullitt County resident who insulted him. Prosecutors said Corder entered the man's home, tased him in the back and arrested him for crimes he did not commit.

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The man was jailed for weeks on charges of disorderly conduct, fleeing and evading police and resisting arrest. The man was fired from his job as a result of the arrest. The charges against the man were eventually dropped.

Corder was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison and one year of supervised release. He must also pay restitution to the victim; that amount has not yet been determined.

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