First meeting of Montgomery County’s justice committee scheduled

Montgomery County Jail (WDTN Photo/Fred Taylor)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Justice Advisory Committee for the Montgomery County Jail will meet for the first time this month.

The committee’s first meeting is scheduled for May 24 from 5-7 p.m. It will be in Room 1002 of the County Administration Building in Dayton.

Montgomery County commissioners unanimously voted to establish a Justice Committee to review the county jail in March. 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 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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