• Petitioned Tacoma Police Department

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Tacoma Police Department

Justice for Deaf Woman Tasered and Jailed by Police!

    1. Chas  Moore
    2. Petition by

      Chas Moore

      Austin, TX

Lashonn White is a deaf woman who called 911 after being attacked in her apartment. Instead of helping her, Tacoma police tasered her and put her in jail for 60 hours without an interpreter.

Two police officers were dispatched who had been told that she is deaf. She ran outside to meet them, and immediately, Officer Koskovich tasered her in her rib and stomach. Because of the fall, she suffered heavy bleeding from her knuckles, injuries to her cheek, chin, ribs, neck, and arms, and swelling on the right side of her face. Then they handcuffed her. 

White was incredibly confused as to why she was under arrest, and couldn't talk to the officers because they don't know sign language. Koskovich said that he had yelled for White to stop, but she had ignored him -- in reality, she couldn't hear him. 

Tell the Tacoma Police Department that all officers need to receive training concerning disabled individuals and to do a full investigation of the incident. Demand justice for Lashonn White! 

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    • James T. Peterson NEWPORT NEWS, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      To many thugs dressed up as cops.

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    • Rebecca Stuart SEATTLE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      They were told she was deaf!! So why the outrageous show of power on a woman? Washington needs to get better training for all of their police forces!! This is not accecptable by any police agency!!!!

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    • Lesley Nay AUSTIN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      This is a complete injustice and violation of an individuals rights. Without a doubt the people involved did not serve their purpose of protecting the community and something must be done about this.

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    • Deonca Williams JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      The police officers who did this should be tasered and jailed.

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    • M Mortz SPOKANE VALLEY, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am hard of hearing myself. My constitutional rights demand equal justice. The Americans with Disabilities Act was violated in this woman's case. I don't want other cases like this to happen anywhere.

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