ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A governor’s commission created after the 2013 asphyxiation death of a Maryland man with Down syndrome has released a report highlighting changes in disability awareness training for Maryland police agencies.
The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1NTPYfy ) reports that the Maryland Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities released its report to the public online last week.
Twenty-six-year-old Robert Ethan Saylor suffocated in January 2013 as three Frederick County sheriff’s deputies, moonlighting as mall security officers, tried to forcibly remove him from a movie theater.
In 2015, the commission helped create a training program for all entry-level cadets in the state. The commission also crafted a shorter four-hour training program that will be provided to veteran law enforcement officers beginning in January 2016.
Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com
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