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Sheriff Plummer Addresses Claims Of Misconduct At Montgomery County Jail

Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer fielded questions from news agencies regarding seven pending civil rights lawsuits against the Montgomery County jail.

Plummer also pushed back against comments County Commissioner Dan Foley made at a February 7th news conference where Foley said he and fellow commissioners were concerned about allegations of civil rights violations and misconduct.

 

“Like I told everybody else, Commissioner Foley has been in my jail cell one time in eight years," claimed Plummer. "I don’t know how he can speak with any authority on what goes on in that jail cell. You know we ask him to come on over and take a look and see how the jail cell is being ran and operated.”

 

Plummer notes that there are some 10 governmental agencies that audit the jail periodically to track compliance and operating mandates.  The sheriff does say that the allegations of misconduct are being addressed and at least one improvement plan has been submitted to county commissioners.