King County Sheriff’s Office to develop language access program

The King County Sheriff’s Office plans to develop and implement a language access program following a complaint filed with the Department of Justice and United States Attorney’s Office against the King County Sheriff’s Office and Burien Police Department, alleging discrimination against an individual with limited English proficiency.

According to the Department of Justice, the complaint involved a community-based organization that raised concerns about an incident between a sheriff’s office deputy and a resident with limited English proficiency.

According to memorandum documents, the Department of Justice agreed with the sheriff’s office that the development of the language access program would serve as a resolution to the complaint.

“In lieu

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