Civil rights group ask Montgomery County Sheriff to resign

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Tonight a local civil rights group is asking for action within the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference says deputies who sent racially charged texts should have been punished more harshly.

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The group is also making allegations of racism and violence within the county jail.

“Is it a cover up? Is it lies? Is it racism? I believe it’s all of these things and because of that, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is asking for Sheriff Plummer to resign immediately from the Sheriff’s Office and as chairman of the Republican party,” Richard Cox of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference says.

2 NEWS has reached out to Sheriff Plummer directly and to the sheriff’s office several times today for comment, but have not heard back. 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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