The town of Sanford is struggle to comply with a ruling by U.S. District Court J
The town of Sanford is struggle to comply with a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Brock D. Hornby that the town must give its police officers training that will enable them to distinguish between someone who is disabled and someone who poses a criminal risk. The case has implications for municipalities throughout the nation because it entends the meaning of the disabilities act of 1992 beyond the protection of the disabled from discrimination in employment, hiring, and access to public buildings. John Webb, Sanford's administator, has contacted the Maine Municipal Association and the town's insurer for guidance, and the issue will be raised at a seminar next week on the Americans with Disabilities Act. The issue arose from a case involving the Sanford police and stroke-victim Roland "Jake" Jackson, who was mistakenly arrested for driving under the influence in 1992.
Americans with Disabilities Act, Handicapped, Sanford, Roland Jackson
"The town of Sanford is struggle to comply with a ruling by U.S. District Court J" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 15115.
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