Civil Rights

Persons with disabilities are often subject to illegal or unlawful actives because of their disability. This ranges from being abused or beaten in a police station or prison to being denied a sign language interpreter during an arrest.   Disability Independence Group has represented clients in other civil rights matters involving disability and race discrimination, false imprisonment and other matters involving rights protected under the United States Constitution.

Freyre v. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office – Court finds that woman with a disability states a claim for a conspiracy to violate civil rights when her daughter with a disability is taken from her and institutionalized.