By Associated Press - Friday, August 18, 2017

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio county will pay $375,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a woman seen on a jail videotape being pepper-sprayed by a corrections officer while strapped to a restraint chair.

The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) 25-year-old Amber Swink sued Montgomery County last year for civil rights violations.

A county prosecutor said the county agreed to the settlement, which Swink’s attorney said they reached Wednesday.

Swink was in jail at the time, November 2015, on an allegation she assaulted a police officer. She later pleaded guilty in that case.

A grand jury declined to indict the officer on felony charges. The officer has since been promoted from sergeant to captain.

A federal civil rights investigation was launched and a Dayton city prosecutor says misdemeanor charges are possible.


Information from: Dayton Daily News,

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