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Md. Gov. O’Malley Meets With Saylor Family

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A spokeswoman says Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is committed to improving police training after a man with Down syndrome died in the custody of Frederick County deputies in January.

Spokeswoman Takirra Winfield says the Democratic governor is considering all options after meeting Thursday with Robert Ethan Saylor’s family members.

Winfield says O’Malley has been exploring ways to better educate police about people with developmental disabilities.

But she says O’Malley hasn’t decided whether to order an independent investigation into Saylor’s death.

The 26-year-old died of asphyxia as three deputies, moonlighting as mall security officers, tried to remove him from a movie theater because he hadn’t bought a ticket for a repeat viewing.

A Frederick County grand jury declined to indict the deputies for what was ruled a homicide.

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