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Case Name In re Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training Board DR-CO-0021
Docket / Court DJ# 205-13-19 ( No Court )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
A disabled Colorado Peace Officer candidate brought a complaint to the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice alleging that the State of Colorado's Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST Board) violated Title II of the Americans ... read more >
A disabled Colorado Peace Officer candidate brought a complaint to the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice alleging that the State of Colorado's Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST Board) violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by denying him reasonable accommodations on a written exam to certification exam.

On March 19, 2008, the United States and the POST Board entered into a three-year settlement agreement. The POST board agreed to adopt policies and procedures for providing reasonable accommodations, including that it will administer tests only at locations willing and able to make physical accommodations for test takers. The POST Board also agreed to consult with experts in the State of Colorado when it lacked the expertise to evaluate a request for reasonable accommodations. The POST Board will keep records relevant to this settlement agreement and the United States had the power to monitor and enforce the agreement. The complainant will be eligible to audit courses at a community college, will receive reasonable accommodations, and have the fees waived for his next three attempts to take the certification exam.

Brian Kempfer - 06/08/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Monitoring
Reasonable Accommodation
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
Disability
disability, unspecified
Hearing impairment
Integrated setting
Mental impairment
Mobility impairment
Visual impairment
Discrimination-area
Testing
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Access to public accommodations - governmental
Education
Government Services (specify)
Reasonable Accommodations
Reasonable Modifications
Record-keeping
Records Disclosure
Test or device
Testing
Medical/Mental Health
Intellectual/Developmental Disability
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) State of Colorado
Plaintiff Description Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of a disabled candidate to be a police officer in Colorado
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2008 - 2011
Case Closing Year 2011
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Settlement Agreement 10/09/2008
DR-CO-0021-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Becker, Grace Chung (District of Columbia)
DR-CO-0021-0001
Breen, Philip L. (District of Columbia)
DR-CO-0021-0001
Esch, Eugenia (District of Columbia)
DR-CO-0021-0001
Wodatch, John L. (District of Columbia)
DR-CO-0021-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Suthers, John W. (Colorado)
DR-CO-0021-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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