Maryland Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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.”


Robert Ethan Saylor. (Photo courtesy of WJZ)

Panel Begins Work After Md. Disabled Man’s Death

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.


Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. (Photo credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

O’Malley Forms Panel on 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.