Robert Ethan Saylor
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.
A state panel is getting close to making recommendations regarding police training about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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.
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.
An expert on disability awareness training says Maryland could become the first state to require police and other first responders to get such training.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.