FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A documentary filmmaker is providing a preview in Frederick of his movie about the death in custody of a man with Down syndrome.
The Arc of Frederick County says Edward Rhodes is screening a short-form, rough cut of the film Wednesday night at the organization’s office.READ MORE: 10-Year-Old Girl, 2 Men Injured In Shooting After Argument Breaks Out In West Baltimore, Police Say
Rhodes is from Martinsburg, W. Va.
The project stems from the death in January 2013 of Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome from New Market.READ MORE: FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson's New COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use
Saylor suffocated to death as three Frederick County sheriff’s deputies, moonlighting as mall security officers, tried to remove him from a Frederick movie theater because he hadn’t purchased a ticket for a second viewing of the movie, “Zero Dark Thirty.”
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