Yoh: Deaf Man Sues Police After Being Jailed & Tasered, Says He Didn’t Hear Cops

Yoh: Deaf Man Sues Police After Being Jailed & Tasered, Says He Didn’t Hear Cops

  • 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

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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.

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Brady Mistic is suing police after being jailed and tasered. The deaf man says he did not hear police commands. Image: @USRealityCheck/Twitter
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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.

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.

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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.

Heh banna: Zodwa Wabantu arrested, shares hectic video online

In more cop news, Briefly News previously reported that Zodwa Wabantu was apprehended by the police over the weekend after allegedly flouting lockdown regulations.

According to reports, Zodwa Wabantu got arrested at 3am this morning for breaking Covid-19 curfew rules.

According to the media personality’s Instagram post, the officers who detained her allegedly did not want to see her work permit but were more interested in her paying a R5000 fine.

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In the footage, the dancer could be seen arguing with the cops as she explained that she was twerking all night and it was essential work.

The starlet went on to share a picture of her notice of rights online, and it revealed that she was indeed arrested for contravening the disaster management act.

Her arrest has garnered a lot of attention on social media as peeps weighed in with their thoughts. Many were amused that her work was deemed essential while others were concerned about the treatment she received from the police.

Check out some of the social media reactions to the post below:

@aphelelejody said:

“Zahara’s ancestors are working overtime. Zodwa called Zahara a bissh just to stay relevant, look at God.”

@i_am_kedir2 said:

“So why is she getting arrested according to the Grade 12s?”

Source: Briefly News

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