down syndrome

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Police Warned Disabled Man Would Resist if Arrested, Man Dies

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.


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Down Syndrome Groups Seek Probe of Md. Man’s Death in Police Custody

Advocates for people with Down syndrome are pressing for an independent investigation into the recent death in custody of a New Market man.


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Down Syndrome Man Who Died in Police Custody Had ‘Anger Issues’

Advocates for people with Down syndrome say the custody death of a Maryland man has caught the attention of the U.S. Justice Department.


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No Indictment in Md. Disabled Man’s Death

A grand jury has decided not to indict three Maryland sheriff’s deputies in the death of a man with Down syndrome.


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Group Urges Police Disability Training After Man With Down Syndrome Dies In Custody

A Frederick County support group is urging increased police training related to developmental disabilities after a man with Down syndrome died in police custody.


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Family Wants Answers In Down Syndrome Son’s Death

A lawyer for the family of a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome who died while being escorted from a movie theater by security guards says the grieving family is looking for answers after the death was ruled a homicide.




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