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Ex-inmate, county settle lawsuit over jail confrontation

October 18, 2017

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former inmate who sued a county jail in Ohio alleging a male corrections officer took her to the floor after she asked for milk instead of juice at breakfast has reached a settlement with county officials.

The Dayton Daily News reports Montgomery County officials and Marsha Pate-Strickland’s attorney confirmed a settlement in the federal lawsuit.

Security camera video of the 2015 confrontation showed the 60-year-old woman and the officer talking before she pulls away and he grabs her by the arm, taking her to the floor.

The lawsuit also alleges a jail nurse refused to send Pate-Strickland to a hospital, and it says Pate-Strickland was diagnosed with a neck fracture after her release from jail.

The financial terms of the agreement weren’t immediately released.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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