DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Another lawsuit has been filed in federal court claims civil rights violations at the Montgomery County Jail.
The suit was filed Tuesday by lawyers representing Charles Wade of Englewood.
The 16-page filing names five separate defendants including Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, jail staff and management, the County Board of Commissioners and “any and all other jane and/or john does” who may be discovered during the case.
According to the filing obtained by 2 NEWS, Wade was brought to the jail on October 17, 2016, at 4:30 a.m. in the back of an Ohio State Highway Patrol patrol vehicle intoxicated and in handcuffs.
The defendant claims in the filing he was placed in a restraint chair and sprayed with pepper spray by a sergeant while being held by four corrections officers. The lawsuit claims Wade was in the chair for nearly three hours which they say is a time “far exceeding any reasonable time.”
The lawsuit claims seven different counts including deprivation of civil rights, malice and misconduct, assault, battery, conspiracy to falsify documentation and interference with the right to remedy.
Allegations of misconduct at the Montgomery County jail took center stage last week when the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate civil rights violations at the jail.
On Tuesday, the county commissioners held their first meeting since requesting the investigation. Commissioner Debbie Lieberman said they received a receipt of acknowledgment from the DOJ.
Two men took the podium at the meeting thanking the commissioners for their request and said the sheriff has lost control of the jail.
2 NEWS reached out to the DOJ for comment, but a spokesperson declined.READ MORE: Commissioners ask DOJ to investigate civil rights at Montgomery County Jail
Sheriff Plummer responded days later saying the Commissioners were out of line and said the request by county commissioners was done in an “aggressive, politically charged manner.”READ MORE: Sheriff: Commissioners “totally out of line”
2 NEWS told you last week allegations of misconduct at the jail go back some time and there are seven pending civil suits against the jail. The filing Tuesday brings that number to eight.READ MORE: Misconduct allegations at county jail go back yearsKeep checking WDTN.com for the latest news, weather and sports. To get alerts for breaking news, grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts here.Don’t miss another post on Facebook or Twitter for all the latest breaking news