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Civil Rights – ADA – Reasonable Accommodation – Hostage-Taker’s Mental Illness (access required)

The 4th Circuit says defendant Danville police met any duty of “reasonable accommodation” they owed under the Americans With Disabilities Act to a mentally ill man who had taken a woman hostage in his apartment, even though the man was left dead after a violent confrontation with police. This court earlier remanded this case, stating that ...