Former Sheriff Ana Franklin loses round in court

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Former Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin loses another round in court.

The 11th circuit court of appeals rejected arguments that Franklin’s investigation that led to the arrest of a former county jailer was covered under state immunity protections.

The ruling came in a different lawsuit filed by former Morgan County Jail Warden Leon Bradley against Franklin and a number of her then deputies. Bradley was arrested two years ago, accused of tampering with government documents.

Those charges were later dropped when a judge found that Sheriff Franklin and an investigator had misled the court in getting a search warrant and encouraged illegal entry.

The suit alleges Franklin violated the RICO Act and also four different amendments in the constitution.

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