Siaki, et al. v. Douglas Darr, in his official capacity as Adams County Sheriff, 11-cv-03074-JLK
Adams County Sheriff failed to provide effective communication when arresting Plaintiff Siaki and Plaintiff Owen in separate incidents. During the arrest and interrogation, neither Plaintiff was provided a sign language interpreter. Adams County Sheriff’s Office (“ACSO”) operates the detention facility where Plaintiffs were detained.
The parties entered into a settlement agreement requiring ACSO to offer and provide sign language interpreters during arrest, interrogation, booking, medical screening and evaluation, medical procedures, and other jail programs.