Maryland Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
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.”
The death of a man with Down syndrome in the custody of sheriff’s deputies has helped inspire a new Maryland commission to improve interactions with people with developmental disabilities.
Gov. Martin O’Malley has created a commission to help law enforcers and others better respond to incidents involving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.