Robert Ethan Saylor
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.
National advocates for people with Down syndrome said Tuesday they are pressing for an independent investigation into the death of a man who suffocated while three security officers were trying to forcibly remove him from a movie theater.
Days after new details emerge in an autopsy report, the Department of Justice says it will continue looking into the death of a disabled man who died while in police custody in Frederick.
Advocates for people with Down syndrome say the custody death of a Maryland man has caught the attention of the U.S. Justice Department.
Outrage in Frederick. Three officers will not be charged in the homicide of a young man with Down syndrome who died in their custody.
A developmentally disabled man died after sheriff’s deputies removed him from a movie theater. Now his death has been ruled a homicide.