City & County of Denver Police, Sheriff and Jails - Sign Language Interpreter Access

Citation

Ulibarri, et. al. v. City & County of Denver, et. al. , Civil Action No. 07-CV-01814-WDM-MJW (D. Colo. 2007)

Issues

Failure of the City & County of Denver to provide accommodations, including sign langugae interpreters, to inmates and detainees with disabilities at the Pre-Arraignment Detention Facility (city jail) and the Denver County Jail. In addition the jails summarily isolate detainees and prisoners with disabilties solelyon the basis of their disabilities. Failure of the Denver Police to provide sign language interpreters, and the failure of the Police and City Jail to provide accommodations, incluing accommodations for individuals with diabetes.

Status

The complaint was filed on August 30, 2007, and an amended complaint was filed on October 17, 2007. A second amended complaint was filed on February 4, 2008.

This case has been settled. 

 

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition Legal Program has withdrawn as counsel in this case.  The case continues in U.S. District Court; however, Plaintiffs are being represented by three other law firms. 

Available Documents

2012.09.18 Settlement Agreement
Amended Complaint
Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment
Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment 2
Defendant's Reply to Plaintiffs' Response to Motion to Strike
Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Motion to Strike
DEFENDANTS’ FED.R.EVID. 702 MOTION TO STRIKE EXPERT WITNESSES
MOTION TO STRIKE EXHIBITS IN PLAINTIFFS’ COMBINED RESPONSE TO SUMMARY JUDGMENT
ORDER ON PENDING MOTIONS
Plaintiffs' Combined Response to Defendants' Motions for Summary Judgment
Plaintiffs' Motion to Strike
Plaintiffs' Reply to Defendants' Response to Motion to Strike
Plaintiffs' Response to Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment
PLAINTIFFS’ OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ FED. R. EVID. 702 MOTION TO STRIKE EXPERT WITNESSES
REPLY TO RESPONSE TO MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
Second Amended and Supplemental Complaint

Media Coverage

07/12/2009Denver PostGreene: A sign of apathy for deaf
10/19/2007Rocky Mountain News"Advocacy group sues Denver over treatment of deaf inmates"
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