DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Montgomery County commissioners unanimously voted to establish a Justice Committee to review the county jail at a meeting Thursday afternoon.
The Montgomery County Jail is facing more than half a dozen lawsuits alleging civil rights violations. The committee will meet at least quarterly to review the jail and will issue a report.
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