Thursday, April 3, 2008

No Terp During Emergency

New Braunfels, Texas has agreed to pay a deaf woman $75,000 for not providing her a sign language interpreter during a 911 emergency. Maria Salinas found boyfriend Ed Spencer unresponsive on her couch and had a neighbor call for call. Even though police knew she was deaf, they made no attempt to locate an interpreter. City officials have also agreed to put a new policy in place related to emergencies dealing with deaf individuals.

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