Investigation nears end for deputies accused of racial texts

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – 2 NEWS has learned that an investigation into allegations of racial remarks made by Montgomery County sheriff deputies is near completion.

2 NEWS reached out to Major Darryl Wilson for an update on a report about the allegations.

He says the investigation is winding down and all parties involved have been notified that it is nearly concluded.

The findings of the investigation will be made public in the next few days.

Deputies Thomas Flanders and Detective Michael Sollenberger are accused of exchanging several racially charged e-mails. The accusations came to light in early December 2014 when Sheriff Plummer was given transcripts of texts.

Neither deputy has any outstanding disciplinary action against them. They are both on paid leave pending the outcome.  Three other deputies are also involved in the investigation, but are not being named at this time.

2 NEWS spoke with Captain Flanders’ wife Wednesday who said they have yet to receive any notification. She said her husband did not send any racial texts.

2 NEWS is working this developing story. We’ll keep you up to the minute on the outcome of the investigation when it comes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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