Demoted Montgomery Co. employee personnel file released

Scott Landis (Montgomery County Sheriff's Website).

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has released Scott Landis’s personnel file amid an internal investigation.

2 NEWS told you Landis was demoted Oct. 19th from Major to Captain. We’ve learned it’s not the first time he was demoted.

Landis’s 210 page personnel file of his 27 year career is filled with satisfactory evaluations and letters of recommendation, even a thank you for his service from a federal judge.

In his file, we found he was demoted in 2013 from Chief Deputy to Major. A big demotion with a slight pay cut,  losing 35 cents an hour. We also learned he was making more than $100,000 at the time.

Both demotions don’t have written explanations in the file. However, 2 NEWS found a ‘Letter of Caution’ from September. Supervisors wrote Landis up after saying he repeatedly violated a jail policy related to suspects who go to jail after being released from a hospital. The paperwork says the behavior needs to change or he could be demoted or fired.

2 NEWS reached out to Landis and haven’t heard back.

Sheriff Phil Plummer and Chief Deputy Robert Streck declined to comment. 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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