Robert Ethan Saylor
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The family of a Maryland man with Down syndrome who died in police custody is not giving up.
New demands for a state investigation into the death of a young man with Down syndrome. He died at the hands of Frederick County sheriff’s deputies; those deputies were never charged.