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Robert Ethan Saylor. (Photo courtesy of WJZ)

Court Narrows Claims in Md. Wrongful Death Case

A federal court has dismissed all claims against Regal Cinemas Inc. in a lawsuit stemming from the asphyxiation death last year of a Maryland man with Down syndrome.

10/17/2014

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Court Narrows Claims in Md. Wrongful Death Case

A federal court has dismissed all claims against Regal Cinemas Inc. in a lawsuit stemming from the asphyxiation death last year of a Maryland man with Down syndrome.

10/16/2014

Robert Ethan Saylor. (Photo courtesy of WJZ)

Mother of Down Syndrome Man Who Died In Police Custody Wants Special Training for Law Enforcement

Ethan Saylor, 26, died of asphyxia in January 2013 as three Frederick County sheriff’s deputies moonlighting as security officers forcibly removed him from a Frederick movie theater because he hadn’t purchased a ticket for a repeat viewing of “Zero Dark Thirty.”

04/29/2014

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State of Maryland Now Defendant in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Relatives of a man with Down syndrome who died in the custody of three Frederick County sheriff’s deputies have added the state of Maryland to those allegedly liable for his death.

03/14/2014

The spread of a puzzling respiratory virus in the Middle East and beyond is not a global health emergency despite a recent spike in cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

FDA OKs Mental Disability Blood Test For Infants

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.

01/17/2014

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Police Hope To Improve Interaction With Disabled Following Down Syndrome Death

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.

01/16/2014

A U.S. citizen detained in Egypt for violating curfew in August was found dead Sunday in his jail cell, the second foreigner to die in detention in recent weeks, security officials said. (GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Dismissal Sought in Md. Theater Death Lawsuit

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.

12/23/2013

File photo of a Frederick County Sheriff's Office vehicle. (Credit: Frederick County Sheriff's Office)

Suit Filed in Md. Disabled Man’s Death in Custody

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.

10/17/2013

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Md. Lawmaker Calls for Changes After Disabled Man Dies

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.

08/06/2013

File photo of a Frederick County Sheriff's Office vehicle. (Credit: Frederick County Sheriff's Office)

New Details on Police-Involved Death of Md. Man at 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.

07/16/2013

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