Jailed Deaf Man Sues; Says 25 Days with no ASL Interpreter
| No interpreter: Sheriff sued by deaf man held 25 days
A Denver-area sheriff has been sued by a deaf couple who claim deputies failed to provide a sign-language interpreter for 25 days — from the moment the two were approached over an alleged disturbance to the day the man appeared in court on domestic assault charges.
“There were 25 days of his life that he had access to nothing — no information on why he was being held, no information about his case or what was going to happen to him,” attorney Kevin Williams said of his client Timothy Siaki in an interview with The Denver Post.
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