Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Police Face Distress Claim

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Police Face Distress Claim

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Byline: Emma Clarke emma.clarke@qt.com.au

A DEAF Booval woman who claims police discriminated against her is demanding a public apology and compensation for humiliation.

Veronica Woodforth has been granted a re-hearing into claims police were too slow to go to her home and failed to arrange an AUSLAN interpreter following an assault complaint in 2011.

Ms Woodforth claims in court documents that she reported two assaults and the theft of her property to police in December 2011 and she alleges during the three weeks which followed the incident, police discriminated against her because of her severe hearing impairment.

She claims she became involved in a physical argument in which someone pushed, punched and choked her and pulled her hair.

When she returned to the house with police the following day, she was punched again, the documents claim.

She claims police were too slow to go to her home and did not take the necessary steps to organise AUSLAN interpreters. …

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