The Justice Department announced the launch of the Law Enforcement Language Access Initiative, a nationwide effort to assist law enforcement agencies in meeting their obligations to provide meaningful language assistance to limited English proficient (LEP) individuals. The Initiative will build on the department’s longstanding work to ensure that law enforcement agencies are complying with their language access obligations.
The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with the Colton Joint Unified School District in California to resolve an investigation into the district’s program for students learning English. The department’s investigation, conducted jointly by the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, revealed that the district denied some English learner students the instruction they needed to become fluent in English and the necessary supports to fully participate and thrive in school.
The Justice Department announced today it has secured a settlement agreement with the Okaloosa County School District in Florida to resolve its investigation into allegations of physical and verbal abuse and discriminatory use of seclusion and restraint on students with disabilities.
Following a week-long trial, former Police of Puerto Rico (POPR) Officer Jose Cartagena, 47, was convicted Tuesday for assaulting a juvenile victim and then attempting to cover up the abuse by falsifying an official police report and making misleading statements to a local official.
The Justice Department announced today it filed a complaint and proposed consent decree with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to resolve allegations that the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) violated Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Justice Department announced today that it has secured a settlement agreement with Walter J. Willoughby Jr., M.D., Ltd. (Willoughby Ltd.), a medical practice located in Las Vegas, Nevada.