Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Interpreters in Sexual Abuse Trial
Interpreters will fill the courtroom during a
trial. Administrators from the South Dakota School for the Deaf are being suing by former students. They allege the administrators didn’t take action to stop sexual abuse at the school. The plaintiffs have their own sign language interpreters, the defendants have their own interpreters and the court has decided to fly a couple of them in from out-of-state for the judge. He didn’t want to use local terps with ties to the case. Even though Sioux Falls, South Dakota has paid for interpreters in past cases, commissioners say they shouldn’t have to pay this time. That’s because the bill is expected to top $20,000 just for the court’s interpreters. The trial is expected to start today and run for a couple of weeks.