Lawsuit seeks dispatcher, police policies for hearing-impaired

11/20/2012 | Oregonian (Portland), The

A hearing-impaired man is suing the city of Portland, Ore., in an effort to compel the city to establish a clear policy for police and dispatchers that would provide a sign language interpreter when a hearing-impaired person files a police report, requests aid or is questioned by police. The Justice Department recommends police departments have 24-hour access to sign language interpreters and use other tools to help people who are hearing-impaired.

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