Timothy Siaki's federal lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and a finding that Adams County officials violated the Americans With Disabilities Act over his May 14, 2010, arrest and detention.
The Denver Post reports Siaki doesn't read or write English, or read lips and communicates through American Sign Language. Deputies arrested Siaki after a noise complaint at a motel where Siaki and his fiancé were verbalizing sounds while arguing.
Deputies responding to the complaint knocked down the motel-room door and tackled Siaki after he failed to respond to their commands. An Adams County sheriff's spokesman says officials need to review the suit before commenting.
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