The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared a first-of-a-kind blood test that can help diagnose mental disabilities in babies by analyzing their genetic code.
A state panel created in response to the death of a man with Down syndrome is hoping to improve police interactions with the intellectually and developmentally disabled.
Three Frederick County sheriff’s deputies are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging they caused a man with Down syndrome to suffocate as they tried to wrestle him out of a Frederick movie theater last January.
The parents of a New Market man with Down syndrome who died in police custody are suing the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and the owners of the movie theater where he died.
A Maryland lawmaker is calling for statewide standards relating to approaching the disabled, after a man with Down syndrome died when police tried to remove him from a movie theater.
Police tried to forcibly remove a man with Down syndrome from a Maryland theater with tragic results, despite warnings from his caretaker that her client would “freak out” if they touched or spoke to him.
Police tried to forcibly remove a man with Down syndrome from a Maryland theater with tragic results, despite warnings from his caretaker that her client would “freak out” if they touched or spoke to him, according to her statement contained in an investigative file released Monday.
Advocates for people with Down syndrome are pressing for an independent investigation into the recent death in custody of a New Market man.
Advocates for people with Down syndrome say the custody death of a Maryland man has caught the attention of the U.S. Justice Department.
A grand jury has decided not to indict three Maryland sheriff’s deputies in the death of a man with Down syndrome.