A Deaf Man Sues Cops Beating

Posted On 20 Feb 2014
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Jonathan Meister was beaten unconscious by police while trying to communicate with sign language.

A deaf resident of Hawthorn, south of Los Angeles, sued the Police Department, alleging that he was beaten, electrocuted and arrested by agents not allowed to use their hands to communicate with them through sign language.

Jonathan Meister, 32, was mistaken for a thief one day before Valentine’s Day and ended up beaten and handcuffed by the officers.

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