Lack of Training and Knowledge About Deaf Culture Apparent in Police Shooting of Deaf Man in North Carolina


In an August issue of The Charlotte Observer, the newspaper reported on an incident in which a State Highway Patrol trooper shot an killed a Deaf man using sign language. The article highlights the issues that arise from language barriers, and from the lack of training and knowledge about Deaf culture, found in many law enforcement agencies. Read more about this incident on The Charlotte Observers website.