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Dayton Chief Prosecutor Stephanie Cook handed the decision on whether to press charges to Cincinnati city prosecutors. Dayton officials said they wanted to avoid any appearance of conflict because Cook sits on a jail advisory committee created in response to lawsuits from Swink and others.
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Swink settled her lawsuit against Montgomery County in August, with the county paying $375,000.
Federal agents have not announced any findings in the case, which includes concerns over how and why video and other records of Sealey pepper-spraying Swink disappeared from county records and only surfaced through Swink’s lawsuit.
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This news outlet reached out to Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer for comment. This story will be updated if comment is received.