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Woman files lawsuit against Mont. Co. Jail claiming excessive force was used against her

Woman files lawsuit against Mont. Co. Jail claiming excessive force was used against her (Courtesy: Marsha Pate-Strickland's attorney)

UPDATE: Attorney Doug Brannon said this case was settled with the county.

He said the settlement amount was confidential, but that the two parties did reach the agreement amicably.

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DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – A lawsuit filed against the Montgomery County Jail alleges excessive force was used against a woman while she was in jail in 2015.

Marsha Pate-Strickland said she got into a confrontation with a corrections officer after asking if she could exchange her juice for a milk.

She said the officer grabbed her and slammed her to the floor. Pate-Strickland said she complained that her arm and shoulder were injured, but she refused medical attention.

Now, she said she has permanent and debilitating injuries.

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