Feb 182014

HAWTHORNE, Calif.  – An architect is suing a southern California police department after officers placed him in handcuffs, beat him and shocked him with a stun gun – all because they mistook his sign language for threatening gestures, he says.

Jonathan Meister, who is deaf and does not speak, was stopped by officers last February as he was retrieving some belongings he had stored on an ex-roommate’s porch, according to CBS Los Angeles.

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– Thanks to CBS News