Minnesota City Settles After Cop Uses Mace On Deaf Motorist

St. Paul, Minnesota pays $93,450 settlement with deaf motorist who was Maced during a traffic stop and jailed for four days.
May. 13, 2013

A police officer who lashed out at a deaf driver with whom he had difficulty communicating cost St. Paul, Minnesota $93,450 on Wednesday. The city council approved a settlement with Douglas D. Bahl, who had sued over a traffic stop that took place on Friday, November 17, 2006. Bahl is a high school teacher, but he can only express his thoughts fully in American Sign Language.

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