The mother of a man with Down syndrome who died in the custody of three off-duty deputies is joining a campaign to oust the Frederick County sheriff.
A documentary filmmaker is providing a preview in Frederick of his movie about the death in custody of a man with Down syndrome.
A grieving mother turns her pain into advocacy. Tuesday, a Frederick County woman testified on Capitol Hill about the death of her son–who had Down syndrome–in the custody of Frederick County deputies last year.
The case created a major push for change in the way first responders deal with the disabled.
Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins says his deputies are receiving training regarding people with intellectual disabilities.
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.
A Frederick County man with disabilities dies during an encounter with sheriff’s deputies. Now state officials are pushing for change to try to avoid another tragedy.
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.
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.
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.
The death of a young man with Down syndrome who was being restrained by police brings a new development.