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INVESTIGATION: Taxation worker accessed ex-boyfriend’s filings
 An Ohio Department of Taxation employee accessed confidential tax records on friends and relatives, changing one to prevent him or her from having to take an identity quiz, according to an investigation released today by the Ohio Inspector General. Kelly Bolen, who had worked for the department for 28 years, accessed tax records on people...

5:03 PM Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

An Ohio Department of Taxation employee accessed confidential tax records on friends and relatives, changing one to prevent him or her from having to take an identity quiz, according to an investigation released today by the Ohio Inspector General. Kelly Bolen, who had worked for the department for 28 years, accessed tax records on people...
Trump orders could impact 100+ immigrants in local jail
 New federal policies meant to step up and speed up deportation of illegal immigrants from the U.S. come as 103 people sit in custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Butler County jail, an I-Team analysis of jail data found. Butler County has a special contract with ICE in which the feds paid nearly $1.4 million for housing...

3:44 PM Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

New federal policies meant to step up and speed up deportation of illegal immigrants from the U.S. come as 103 people sit in custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Butler County jail, an I-Team analysis of jail data found. Butler County has a special contract with ICE in which the feds paid nearly $1.4 million for housing...
VIDEO: Fight in jail caught on camera
 *** Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officer Jerrid Campbell was suspended for 10 days after an internal investigation found he broke departmental policy when he punched inmate Daryl Wallace. Campbell said the inmate was upset about the lack of hot water, was yelling obscenities and being disruptive. Campbell admitted...

3:03 PM Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

*** Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officer Jerrid Campbell was suspended for 10 days after an internal investigation found he broke departmental policy when he punched inmate Daryl Wallace. Campbell said the inmate was upset about the lack of hot water, was yelling obscenities and being disruptive. Campbell admitted...
County settles suit brought by heroin addict, father who died in jail
 Editor’s note: An I-Team investigation found more than a dozen lawsuits against area jails claiming inmates were beaten, raped, medically neglected or killed in jail. In addition to possibly costing taxpayers dearly, advocates for inmates say these cases suggest a failure of the system to protect vulnerable people in public custody...

6:50 PM Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

Editor’s note: An I-Team investigation found more than a dozen lawsuits against area jails claiming inmates were beaten, raped, medically neglected or killed in jail. In addition to possibly costing taxpayers dearly, advocates for inmates say these cases suggest a failure of the system to protect vulnerable people in public custody...
Jail cameras capture some drama, few details
 *** Montgomery County jail corrections officers are required to document every time they use force on an inmate, such as pepper spraying or forcing them to the ground. Montgomery County records say from mid-2015 to mid-2016 such incidents averaged 15 times per month. “The Sheriff’s Office policy is that its personnel will use...

4:50 PM Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

*** Montgomery County jail corrections officers are required to document every time they use force on an inmate, such as pepper spraying or forcing them to the ground. Montgomery County records say from mid-2015 to mid-2016 such incidents averaged 15 times per month. “The Sheriff’s Office policy is that its personnel will use...
Officer who sheriff tried to charge for jail assault claims unfairness
 *** As Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer faces mounting lawsuits alleging mistreatment of inmates at the county jail — spurring county commissioners to request a federal review — he said his office has presented criminal charges to the prosecutors against one of his own. That Sept. 28, 2015, incident — which is captured...

4:42 PM Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

*** As Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer faces mounting lawsuits alleging mistreatment of inmates at the county jail — spurring county commissioners to request a federal review — he said his office has presented criminal charges to the prosecutors against one of his own. That Sept. 28, 2015, incident — which is captured...
More oversight sought for area jails
 Editor’s note: An I-Team investigation found more than a dozen lawsuits against area jails claiming inmates were beaten, raped, medically neglected or killed in jail. In addition to possibly costing taxpayers dearly, advocates for inmates say these cases suggest a failure of the system to protect vulnerable people in public custody...

4:17 PM Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

Editor’s note: An I-Team investigation found more than a dozen lawsuits against area jails claiming inmates were beaten, raped, medically neglected or killed in jail. In addition to possibly costing taxpayers dearly, advocates for inmates say these cases suggest a failure of the system to protect vulnerable people in public custody...
Officers spit on, attacked in jails bursting with mentally ill
 *** As his department faces criticism over mounting lawsuits alleging mistreatment of inmates at the county jail, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer says he needs more resources to deal with drug addicts and the mentally ill. Plummer says the eight lawsuits his department faces, some of them years old, is a small number considering the...

4:10 PM Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

*** As his department faces criticism over mounting lawsuits alleging mistreatment of inmates at the county jail, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer says he needs more resources to deal with drug addicts and the mentally ill. Plummer says the eight lawsuits his department faces, some of them years old, is a small number considering the...
Lawsuits allege deadly neglect of inmates in Butler, Warren counties
 Editor’s note: An I-Team investigation found more than a dozen lawsuits against area jails claiming inmates were beaten, raped, medically neglected or killed in jail. In addition to possibly costing taxpayers dearly, advocates for inmates say these cases suggest a failure of the system to protect vulnerable people in public custody...

3:24 PM Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

Editor’s note: An I-Team investigation found more than a dozen lawsuits against area jails claiming inmates were beaten, raped, medically neglected or killed in jail. In addition to possibly costing taxpayers dearly, advocates for inmates say these cases suggest a failure of the system to protect vulnerable people in public custody...
15 lawsuits allege mistreatment of inmates at area jails
 Editor’s note: An I-Team investigation found more than a dozen lawsuits against area jails claiming inmates were beaten, raped, medically neglected or killed in jail. In addition to possibly costing taxpayers dearly, advocates for inmates say these cases suggest a failure of the system to protect vulnerable people in public custody...

3:24 PM Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

Editor’s note: An I-Team investigation found more than a dozen lawsuits against area jails claiming inmates were beaten, raped, medically neglected or killed in jail. In addition to possibly costing taxpayers dearly, advocates for inmates say these cases suggest a failure of the system to protect vulnerable people in public custody...
Attorney: ‘No rationalization’ for not watching suicidal inmate in jail
 Editor’s note: An I-Team investigation found more than a dozen lawsuits against area jails claiming inmates were beaten, raped, medically neglected or killed in jail. In addition to possibly costing taxpayers dearly, advocates for inmates say these cases suggest a failure of the system to protect vulnerable people in public custody...

3:23 PM Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

Editor’s note: An I-Team investigation found more than a dozen lawsuits against area jails claiming inmates were beaten, raped, medically neglected or killed in jail. In addition to possibly costing taxpayers dearly, advocates for inmates say these cases suggest a failure of the system to protect vulnerable people in public custody...
Lawsuit: Man hospitalized after Butler County Jail failed to provide diabetes meds
 *** A Fairfield Twp. man is suing the Butler County Sheriff’s Office alleging he suffered hallucinations and went into intensive care after corrections officers failed to provide his diabetes medication while he was at the county jail. Arthur Freimuth was arrested March 24, 2015 on domestic violence charges. His lawsuit alleges he and...

3:22 PM Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

*** A Fairfield Twp. man is suing the Butler County Sheriff’s Office alleging he suffered hallucinations and went into intensive care after corrections officers failed to provide his diabetes medication while he was at the county jail. Arthur Freimuth was arrested March 24, 2015 on domestic violence charges. His lawsuit alleges he and...
Sheriff sends warning: ‘I’ll hold county commissioners accountable’
 *** Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer responded to county commissioners’ request for a federal investigation into problems at the jail with a video address to his staff about the county’s “aggressive, politically charged” allegations. “These inflammatory statements have the potential of putting both you...

3:41 PM Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

*** Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer responded to county commissioners’ request for a federal investigation into problems at the jail with a video address to his staff about the county’s “aggressive, politically charged” allegations. “These inflammatory statements have the potential of putting both you...
Nearly 20K Ohioans from ‘banned’ countries
 Nearly 20,000 Ohioans were born in the seven countries that are part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, including more than 1,600 residents of the nine-county area surrounding Dayton, according to an I-Team analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Catholic Social Services, which administers federal refugee resettlement locally, helped...

7:58 PM Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

Nearly 20,000 Ohioans were born in the seven countries that are part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, including more than 1,600 residents of the nine-county area surrounding Dayton, according to an I-Team analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Catholic Social Services, which administers federal refugee resettlement locally, helped...
5 people from ‘banned’ countries in area jail; Here’s why they’re there
 Of the 103 inmates held at the Butler County jail under a contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, five come from countries listed under President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, according to an I-Team analysis of jail records. One went straight from state prison, where he served a sentence for aggravated...

6:28 PM Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

Of the 103 inmates held at the Butler County jail under a contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, five come from countries listed under President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, according to an I-Team analysis of jail records. One went straight from state prison, where he served a sentence for aggravated...
Local Iraqi refugee worked with U.S. marines
 Of the seven countries in Trump’s order, Iraq accounts for the largest number of residents living in Montgomery County, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Many local Iraqis came here as refugees. This includes Mohamed Al-Hamdani, who was 10 years old when his family came to Dayton from As Samawah, Iraq, as refugees in 1992. SPECIAL...

6:14 PM Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

Of the seven countries in Trump’s order, Iraq accounts for the largest number of residents living in Montgomery County, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Many local Iraqis came here as refugees. This includes Mohamed Al-Hamdani, who was 10 years old when his family came to Dayton from As Samawah, Iraq, as refugees in 1992. SPECIAL...
Dayton cops ‘will get disciplined’ for asking about immigration status
 Speaking through an Arabic interpreter, the young woman said she came from Libya a month ago on a visitation visa that is good through August. Then, President Donald Trump issued a temporary ban on anyone coming to the U.S. from the country. Libya is in civil war. Libyan news reports say her hometown, Tripoli, was a battlefield Wednesday...

9:46 PM Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017

Speaking through an Arabic interpreter, the young woman said she came from Libya a month ago on a visitation visa that is good through August. Then, President Donald Trump issued a temporary ban on anyone coming to the U.S. from the country. Libya is in civil war. Libyan news reports say her hometown, Tripoli, was a battlefield Wednesday...
Sheriff: Employees do ‘excellent’ job at jail
 Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer vigorously defended jail employees a day after county commissioners called for a federal investigation because of seven pending lawsuits alleging mistreatment in the county jail. 7 LAWSUITS: A look at each one “We have murderers, we have rapists, we have gang-bangers in our jail,” Plummer...

6:10 PM Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2017

Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer vigorously defended jail employees a day after county commissioners called for a federal investigation because of seven pending lawsuits alleging mistreatment in the county jail. 7 LAWSUITS: A look at each one “We have murderers, we have rapists, we have gang-bangers in our jail,” Plummer...
Investigators found no evidence of rape at jail, report says.
 A criminal investigation into allegations that a female inmate was raped at the Warren County jail was closed in 2013 after investigators concluded there was no evidence a sexual assault had occurred, according to a copy of the investigation obtained by the I-Team. The woman sued the county in federal court last month claiming she was raped...

5:35 PM Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2017

A criminal investigation into allegations that a female inmate was raped at the Warren County jail was closed in 2013 after investigators concluded there was no evidence a sexual assault had occurred, according to a copy of the investigation obtained by the I-Team. The woman sued the county in federal court last month claiming she was raped...
Investigation found no evidence of rape at Warren County Jail
 A criminal investigation into allegations that a female inmate was raped at the Warren County jail was closed in 2013 after investigators concluded there was no evidence a sexual assault had occurred, according to a copy of the investigation obtained by the I-Team. The woman sued the county in federal court last month claiming she was raped...

5:10 PM Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2017

A criminal investigation into allegations that a female inmate was raped at the Warren County jail was closed in 2013 after investigators concluded there was no evidence a sexual assault had occurred, according to a copy of the investigation obtained by the I-Team. The woman sued the county in federal court last month claiming she was raped...
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