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Innocent deaf woman spends 60 hours in jail without interpreter

July 29, 2016

TACOMA, Wash. — A federal disability rights group has launched a probe into how Tacoma police and the Pierce County Jail treated a deaf crime victim.

That action comes as a direct result of a KIRO Team 7 Investigation.

In a report on August 5, Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne exposed how Tacoma police tased Lashonn White on April 6 just minutes after she called 911 for their help. Police reports say White failed to heed a call to “stop” – something White says there was no way for her to hear. She’s been deaf since birth. Officers arrested White on charges of assault and obstruction anyway.


If you are innocent of an alleged allegation does it really matter when the price is paid to find you guilty any way? 


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