CREEC is currently investigating the failure of police departments throughout Colorado to provide effective communication to deaf and hard of hearing citizens. Many times, police officers will refuse to provide an interpreter to a deaf or hard of hearing individual, instead requiring the individual to communicate, if at all, through written notes. For a variety of reasons, this method of communication is ineffective and insufficient under the law.
CREEC is also investigating the mistreatment of prisoners throughout Colorado, including the Department of Corrections’ discrimination against incarcerated people who use wheelchairs, who have been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, and who are transgender.
If you have been discriminated against by police officers based on your status as deaf or hard of hearing, or if you or someone you know has been incarcerated while using a wheelchair, being diagnosed with Hepatitis C, or identifying as transgender, we would like to talk to you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to speaking with you!