Deaf American Man Drags Police to Court for Jailing Him, Says he didn't Hear Them

Deaf American Man Drags Police to Court for Jailing Him, Says he didn't Hear Them

  • A deaf US man is suing police officers after being violently pinned to the ground and jailed for failing to comply with police commands
  • Brady Mistic is completely deaf and does not read lips, he claims police acted rashly after he attempted to communicate these facts
  • The Colorado police department has defended its officers, saying the police acted appropriately given the circumstances

A deaf man in Colorado, USA is suing state police after alleging he was slammed to the ground by the cops.

Law enforcement had followed Brady Mistic to a nearby parking lot after allegedly failing to yield at a stoplight.

Deaf man takes police to court for jailing him wrongly, says he didn't hear them
Brady Mistic is suing police after being jailed and tasered. The deaf man says he did not hear police commands. Image: USRealityCheck
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In his lawsuit, Mistic, however, claims the two police officers wrongly interpreted his attempts to communicate and "rashly attacked" him, BBC News reports.

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Being completely deaf in both ears and even less proficient as a lip-reader, the young man had no idea what was being said to him. He therefore could not comply with the officers demands.

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Mistic's attorney says the young man communicates only using American Sign Language and had been trying to mouth this information to officers before being tasered and pinned to the ground, Huffington Post reports.

He was then jailed for four months after the incident. The charges against the poor man were eventually dismissed, and he was released.

The Colorado police department, however, says they believe officers acted fully within their rights.

19-year-old teen who sued JAMB lands in police net for forgery of score

Meanwhile, previously reported that a 19-year-old who sued JAMB had landed in police net.

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According to BBC News Pidgin, Chinedu through his lawyer Akaiwe Ikeazor sued JAMB for one billion Naira.

However, after reportedly giving Chinedu plenty of opportunities to confess, JAMB registrar Professor Ishaq Oloyede, opened the examination body's server to prove that the student manipulated the result.

It was gathered that his original UTME score is 265 while he allegedly forged it and changed it to 380.

He was handed to the police for further investigation and possible prosecution. Results manipulation and forgery is a criminal offence.


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