EastBay Today

Posted September 27, 2017


Cal State East Bay’s Alina Engleman speaks to The Atlantic about the gap between police and the deaf community

In an investigative article published in The Atlantic Sept. 26, new Cal State East Bay Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Alina Engelman was asked to weigh in on a knowledge gap between police officers and the deaf community. The article not only explores mistaken and increasing violence against members of the deaf community due to lack of communication, but grapples with the obligations placed on law enforcement by the American Disabilities Act and why police departments across the country aren't meeting them. Read the full article here.