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Film About Ethan Saylor Case Gets A Screening

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A documentary filmmaker is providing a preview in Frederick of his movie about the death in custody of a man with Down syndrome.

The Arc of Frederick County says Edward Rhodes is screening a short-form, rough cut of the film Wednesday night at the organization’s office.

Rhodes is from Martinsburg, W. Va.

The project stems from the death in January 2013 of Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome from New Market.

Saylor suffocated to death as three Frederick County sheriff’s deputies, moonlighting as mall security officers, tried to remove him from a Frederick movie theater because he hadn’t purchased a ticket for a second viewing of the movie, “Zero Dark Thirty.”

A Frederick County grand jury declined to indict the deputies.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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