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Hawthorne police beat and Tasered a deaf man as he signed to them that he was deaf and his friend had given him the snowboard he was carrying, claimed the victim in court.

In a federal complaint for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Jonathan Meister claimed the attack could have been avoided had Hawthorne trained its police officers to communicate with the hearing impaired.

Officers confronted Meister on Feb. 13 outside a friend’s home as he picked up a snowboard and clothing for a trip to Utah, Meister stated in the lawsuit.

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