DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The city of Dayton released the names of the community members on the new Justice Committee for the Montgomery County Jail.
The co-chairs are Rabbi Bernard Barsky, a retired Rabbi from Beth Abraham Synagogue; and Dr. Gary LeRoy, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.
The committee members are:
Branford Brown, Esq., Executive Director, Miami Valley Urban League
Michael Carter, Supt., School & Community Partnerships, Sinclair Comm. College
Stephanie Cook, Esq., City of Dayton Law Department
Rev. David Fox, Retired Chief of Police, Wilberforce University, representing the Dayton unit of the NAACP
Tony Rankin, Retired Chief Deputy, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Greg Singer, Judge, Montgomery County Common Pleas Court
Carol Smerz, CEO/President, South Community Behavioral Healthcare
Phil Plummer, Montgomery County Sheriff, Ex officio member
Each person has been appointed for two years. The Montgomery County Commission is expected to create the committee by the end of the month.
The Justice Committee will meet at least quarterly and release an annual report.
The county jail is facing more than half a dozen lawsuits alleging civil rights violations.