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Robert Ethan Saylor

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

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Md. Commission on Police and Disabled Meets

A state panel is getting close to making recommendations regarding police training about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

12/18/2013

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.

10/29/2013

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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. Would Be 1st to Train Police on Disabilities

An expert on disability awareness training says Maryland could become the first state to require police and other first responders to get such training.

09/26/2013

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.

09/17/2013

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Md. Gov. O’Malley Meets With Saylor Family

Advocates for people with Down syndrome are pressing their demand for an independent investigation into the death in custody of a disabled man last January in Frederick.

09/05/2013

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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

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DOJ Examining Disabled Md. Man’s Custody Death

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the death of a man with Down syndrome who died in police custody while being removed from a Frederick movie theater.

07/21/2013

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Sheriff’s Lawyer: Man With Down Syndrome Who Died in Custody Was Trespassing By Refusing To Leave Movie Theater

A man with Down syndrome who died in police custody in a Frederick movie theater was trespassing when he refused to vacate a seat for which he had not paid, a lawyer for the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

07/16/2013

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