Mother of Down Syndrome Man Who Died In Police Custody Wants Special Training for Law EnforcementEthan 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.”
State of Maryland Now Defendant in Wrongful Death LawsuitRelatives 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.
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.
Police Hope To Improve Interaction With Disabled Following Down Syndrome DeathA 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.
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.
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.
Md. Lawmaker Calls for Changes After Disabled Man DiesA 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.
New Details on Police-Involved Death of Md. Man at Movie TheaterPolice 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.

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