- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed the lawsuit charging Clark County Detention Center staff with disability discrimination against a person who is deaf. The lawsuit says the police violated the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act.
- Even though the lawsuit is about one person, the ACLU says it’s a bigger problem, and they want the jail to change how they do things.
- The detention center doesn’t provide things like qualified sign language interpreters and video phones for people in custody who are hard of hearing or deaf so they can communicate well.
- Christopher Jones, the person in the lawsuit, is deaf and uses American Sign Language. The police department did not provide him with the communication accommodations he needed.
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