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ACLU: Clark County jail failing to provide interpreters for deaf inmates

In a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Justice earlier this month, the ACLU asked the department to investigate alleged violations of deaf inmates’ rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Lawmakers considering bill to ensure rural counties appoint public defenders independently from the judiciary

Across the state, there have long been issues with the legal defense provided to indigent defendants — people with low incomes who are unable to obtain qualified, competent legal counsel on their own without substantial hardship. The state has been sued in the past over its sparse public defender system in its rural counties and has dealt with disparities in indigent defense from county to county.

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Despite changes, Las Vegas police argue traffic stop data collection bill would cost millions

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) at first indicated that the bill would cost the agency an estimated $22.6 million for the biennium to implement, but Harris said the agency informally, through emails, had submitted an updated fiscal note that would bring down that amount to about $7 million after the bill was amended to only include traffic stops, not all kinds of stops. All other police agencies that had submitted fiscal notes on the bill withdrew them after the amendment was adopted.

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