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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.

Source: www.kirotv.com

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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