The state of Maryland is seeking dismissal of allegations in a federal lawsuit that it contributed to the wrongful death of a man with Down syndrome who suffocated in the custody of three Frederick County sheriff’s deputies moonlighting as mall security guards.
A Maryland commission formed in response to the death in custody of a man with Down syndrome plans to make people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the teachers in a mandatory, statewide police training program.
A documentary filmmaker is providing a preview in Frederick of his movie about the death in custody of a man with Down syndrome.
Relatives of a man with Down syndrome who died in the custody of three Frederick County sheriff’s deputies have added the state of Maryland to those allegedly liable for his death.
A state commission formed in response to the death in custody of a man with Down syndrome should seek legislation mandating disability awareness training for police and other first responders, the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities said Thursday.
Dozens of people came to a candlelight vigil in Frederick to remember the life of Ethan Saylor. The 26-year-old man with Down syndrome died after being forcibly removed from a movie theater in January.
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 family of a man with Down syndrome who died in police custody at a movie theater is suing Frederick County. The suit–just filed Thursday–says Ethan Saylor’s death was tragic and unnecessary.
Maryland could become the first state to require police and other first responders to get disability training following the death of 26-year-old Robert Ethan Saylor.
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.
Renewed calls for an independent investigation regarding a Frederick County man with Down syndrome who died while in police custody.
Demanding answers. A petition calls for an independent investigation into the death of Ethan Saylor. He’s the mentally disabled man who died in police custody in a Frederick movie theater last year. Now, for the first time, we hear from the aide who was with him that night.