Woman at center of pepper spray lawsuit ordered to rehab facility

The woman suing the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for being pepper sprayed while in a seven-point harness was ordered Tuesday to complete the MonDay program so she can remain on probation.

Amber Swink, 25, admitted to failing to complete treatment at addiction services, one of several alleged violations of her community control for a guilty plea for assault on a police officer.

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Swink was picked up March 29 in Randolph County, Ind. on a probation violation warrant and transported to Miami County Jail.

Swink was in court Tuesday and her attorney John Leahy requested admittance into the MonDay program. Part of MonDay’s mission is to focus on treating residents’ substance abuse.

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Acting judge William Wolff said Swink would remain on probation if she successfully completed the program.

A different Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge suggested Swink be kept in Miami County — not in the Montgomery County Jail where she was pepper sprayed.

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Swink is on probation for assault on a police officer stemming from events before she was booked into the Montgomery County Jail in November 2015 and pepper sprayed by then-Sgt. Judith Sealey.

According to court documents, Swink has violated five conditions of her community control sanctions. They include leaving Ohio without permission, failing to provide verification of employment, failing to report to probation, using marijuana and failing to accomplish case plan objectives.


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