After presiding over the suppression hearing and issuing a first order denying suppression, McCracken Circuit Court judge Hon. Craig Clymer issued a second order setting aside the first order and substituting this one for it. Here is that second order:
It gets better. After the completion of the trial and after the conviction, Hon. Craig Clymer issued a third order supplementing the second order denying suppression, with additional findings of fact and conclusions of law. Here is the third order:
Judge Clymer states that McGuire did not conduct a stop of my vehicle.
See if you agree. Here is McGuire’s Uniform Citation:
Pretty clear that McGuire fell in behind my vehicle and stopped it.
Then there’s this:
where McGuire said that he stopped my vehicle, and there’s this:
where McGuire talked openly about stopping my vehicle on a hunch.
But the kicker is that in the suppression hearing itself, McGuire admits that he put his emergency lights on before my car came to a complete stop.
I often wonder if, even today, there will be a fourth, or maybe even a fifth order denying suppression post trial and not based on the suppression hearing. His third order is, ironically, ‘unusual, suspicious and disturbing.’