Monday, May 17, 2010
Complaint Against Police
A Connecticut couple has filed a formal complaint with the state over how police in Derby handled a traffic accident. Wendell Hunte and Emori Tompkins are deaf and say they were not provided an interpreter and no statements were taken from them about the accident, even though witnesses verified to police that the couple was hit head on and the driver who was at fault left the scene of the accident. The couple says the officer ignored their request and instead asked questions of their hearing 5-year-old son. The city's attorney said officers didn't have time to wait for an interpreter and that Hunte and Tomkins never asked for one in the first place.