Robert Ethan Saylor
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.
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.
A young man with Down Syndrome died as sheriff’s deputies tried to force him out of a Frederick County movie theater. The sheriff’s office has released their full investigative report on what happened inside that theater.
Police tried to forcibly remove a man with Down syndrome from a Maryland theater with tragic results, despite warnings from his caretaker that her client would “freak out” if they touched or spoke to him, according to her statement contained in an investigative file released Monday.