FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins says his deputies are receiving training regarding people with intellectual disabilities.
Tuesday’s announcement comes one year after three deputies, moonlighting as mall security officers, were implicated in the death of a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome.READ MORE: Gov. Hogan Honors Those Who Lost Their Lives To COVID-19; Marks March 5 As Day Of Remembrance
Jenkins says the training program is offered by Mount St. Mary’s University. He says it could become a model for every law enforcement agency in Maryland.READ MORE: Adult Entertainment Resumes In Baltimore Friday Afternoon After City Agrees To Lift COVID Restriction
Meanwhile, a state commission created in response to Robert Ethan Saylor’s death is holding the second of four public meetings Thursday in Catonsville. The commission also aims to improve first-responder handling of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Saylor died of asphyxia while struggling with the deputies. His death was ruled a homicide, but a grand jury refused to indict the officers.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Public Schools To Allow Inner County Sporting Events Beginning Next Friday
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