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SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) – A third civil lawsuit has been filed against two Pulaski County police officers who are already being prosecuted, according to the Commonwealth Journal.

The report states that Somerset’s Kayla Dobbs filed the lawsuit against Michael “Wally” Wallace, Pulaski, District 5, and Gary Baldock, District 4, Pulaski.

In the lawsuit, Dobbs alleges that the two police officers violated their civil rights through illegal searches and seizures. false arrest; false imprisonment; she was physically assaulted while she was being searched; used intimidation and violence to deprive them of their rights; did physical harm to her property for no reason and took away valuables that the two of them did not register as evidence or return to her, according to the report.

Dobbs claims on December 22, 2019 that she was a passenger in her own car, driven by someone else, because she had alcohol earlier that evening. She says the car stopped at a gas station when Wallace and Baldock approached and told her to “move the vehicle” according to the report.

She said she told police officers she didn’t feel it was safe for her to move the car since she was drinking, but claims the two men insisted on moving her vehicle. She says that when she started moving her car it was stopped on a number of suspected crimes, according to the Wallace and Baldock report.

Pulaski District Court records show that Dobbs was charged with driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Rear license plate not illuminated; No seat belts on; Failure to present insurance card and expired registration according to Commonwealth Journal.

According to the report, the charges against Dobbs were dismissed on March 11, 2020, just days after the two officers were arrested by the FBI.

Dobbs also claims the two men berated them during their arrest by using a sexually suggestive bow against them. She also claims Wallace physically assaulted her under the guise of a search when Baldock watched and, according to the report, commented, “She wanted it”.

She also claims that both men repeatedly accused her of using illegal drugs and that they asked for cash or drugs. The report cites the lawsuit as saying, “The defendants used a drug dog that found no trace of illegal substances in the plaintiff’s vehicle.”

According to Dobbs, Wallace and Baldock cut open the seat of their car and destroyed it while searching for illegal substances. According to the report, nothing illegal was found during the search.

She also claims the two men took away their personal belongings, including cash and gift cards, which the report said were never shown on documents, never entered as evidence, or returned to her.

Dobbs is demanding, according to the Commonwealth Journal report, “a sum to adequately compensate her for her injuries and damages,” as well as punitive damages, legal fees and other reliefs to which she may be entitled.

The second federal civil law lawsuit against Wallace and Baldock alleges false arrests, civil rights violations, false evidence and other violations.

In their federal lawsuit, Anita Stigall and her husband Ronald Lee Stigall Jr. of Eubank alleged that Wallace and Baldock raided their home on November 29, 2019 based on fake allegations and then planted evidence to accuse the couple of drug trafficking.

They find that they have not been charged by a Pulaski County grand jury and that items confiscated from their home, including their children’s toy guns, have not yet been returned.

According to court records, the couple is seeking legal action by a jury and damages and punitive damages for their losses, pain and suffering, and other losses.

Ferguson’s Lester Turner Jr. filed the first federal civil lawsuit alleging that Baldock and Wallace falsely arrested him for heroin and meth trafficking and searched his home on Shoopman Lane on February 2, 2020 without a warrant.

Baldock, who has been in office since November 2018, and Wallace, 46, who has been in office for 15 years, were charged on February 27, 2020 for violating federal civil rights – patterns of intimidation, threats and false arrests and reports about drug arrest for taking drugs and cash.

They were arrested on March 6th in Wallace without incident, but Baldock, 56, was arrested after an exchange of fire with FBI agents at his Somerset home in which he and an agent were injured. Baldock was also charged with attempted murder of a federal official.

In June both were also charged with drug trafficking.

Her trials are scheduled for November 16 and December 7, 2020 in the U.S. District Court in London.

Prosecutors asked for this data to be continued while experts extracted information from a cell phone Wallace gave them. Both men hope the video on the phone will help erase them. Both men have not pleaded guilty to all of the charges brought against them.

A judge rescheduled both men for civil rights and drug trafficking to January 19, 2021. Baldock’s shooting trial was postponed to March 8, 2021. However, a court order in December 2020 postponed all legal proceedings that should begin before March 15, 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. At the time of this writing, no new dates had been set.

Gary Baldock / Grayson County Detention CenterMichael “Wally” Wallace

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