LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Las Vegas Metropolitan Police is facing a lawsuit filed by ACLU of Nevada which claims officers with the department mistreat deaf people in jail.
According to the ACLU, they have been investigating treatment of deaf inmates at Clark County Detention Center since April 2021, and have found the jail regularly denies basic aids and services to deaf people, including sign language interpreters, videophones and visual aids.
One inmate who’s deaf, identified as Christopher Jones, says his requests for basic services were denied, adding that he was unable to participate in group therapy or other opportunities to rehabilitate.
FOX5 reached out to LVMPD for comment on the case, but they said they do not comment on pending litigation.
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