Trial scheduled in civil-rights suit filed by two Bailey men

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Pair had faced animal-cruelty case but were exonerated

By Jessi Marlatt

A federal civil-rights lawsuit filed by two Bailey men after they were cleared of misdemeanor animal cruelty charges is scheduled to go to trial Feb. 1.

Judge Raymond P. Moore will preside over the case filed by Ron Swift and Randy Hatlee against Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener, Undersheriff Monte Gore and Sgt. Bobbi Priestly; and former animal control deputy Cindy Hardey.

The jury trial, slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. at the federal courthouse in Denver, is expected to last five days.

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