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9th Civil Lawsuit Alleges Misconduct In Montgomery County Jail

Montgomery County Jail
Joshua Chenault

A ninth civil lawsuit has been levied against the Montgomery County Jail, this time by a former inmate.


The case is the latest in a series of complaints against the facility for inmate mistreatment. This most recent lawsuit alleges a corrections officer attacked the inmate inside a cell.


In this interview, Dayton Daily News Investigative Reporter Josh Sweigart tells us the officer involved in the alleged incident has since been let go, but for reasons the officer has contested were racially motivated.


Read more about Sweigert in the Dayton Daily News bio below and you can get the full history of DDN's investigation on their Project Page.  




Josh Sweigart investigates government waste, fraud and abuse as a member of the I-Team. His stories focus on government spending in southwest Ohio, as well as the statehouse and U.S. Capitol. Sweigart has won several awards for investigative reporting from the Associated Press Society of Ohio. He has worked for Cox Media Group since 2007, and in addition to writing for the Dayton Daily News has covered Clark County government for the Springfield News-Sun and Butler County government for the Hamilton JournalNews and Middletown Journal. He also collaborates on I-Team stories with WHIO-TV.  



Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.