One of the last known whistleblowers from the jail was fired today. Sergeant Ransley Creech, who was instrumental in the exposure of the initial pepper spraying video of an inmate in restraints apparently didn’t have the ability to take a medical disability like everyone else- and was fired.
You might remember this article from the Dayton Day Old News:
In an exclusive interview with the Dayton Daily (sic) News, Eric Banks said he and a fellow sergeant, Ransley Creech, brought the video to attorney Doug Brannon and also called the FBI. He said they did so because they feared the sheriff’s command staff was trying to cover up the pepper-spraying of a bound inmate, Amber Swink, by then-Sgt. Judith Sealey on Nov. 15, 2015.
Sealey was promoted after she was exposed as a torturer, then put on paid leave for a year before she took medical retirement.
Banks also retired.
The jail still has people dying in custody, and the task force that was supposed to fix things has done nothing. In the meantime, the county keeps paying to settle lawsuit after lawsuit, and Phil Plummer thinks he’s the best candidate to run for state representative.
It’s time to shut down the jail, or take it out from under the control of Phil Plummer.
If the City of Dayton leadership had any balls, they’d stop sending Dayton residents to the jail until something has changed. Letting our citizens die for minor crimes is a crime.