A deaf man, injured during a traffic stop, is asking the court to provide interpreters for his trial. Pearl Pearson, Jr is facing a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest after that arrest.
Pearson claims he was unable to hear the verbal commands of the OHP trooper who ordered him out of his car during a traffic stop in January. The stop came after troopers say he left the scene of a non-injury accident. Video of the stop show troopers yelling at Pearson and pulling him from his vehicle. Pearson says that is when he was beaten. Court documents say Pearson fought the officers and resisted arrest.
The district attorney cleared the troopers of any criminal wrongdoing in the case.
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