Three Frederick County Sheriff's Deputies are on administrative leave after a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome died while in their custody. The man was being escorted from a movie theater the three off-duty deputies who were working as security guards.
A lawyer for the family says the grieving family is looking for answers after the death was ruled a homicide.
Robert Ethan Saylor died January 12 after guards tried to remove him from a Maryland movie theater where he had finished watching a movie and was refusing to leave, according to the family's lawyer. The Sheriff's Office previously said Saylor cursed and resisted arrest and was handcuffed as he was led out. Before leaving the theater Saylor began having what the Sheriff's Office said was a medical emergency. Authorities say the handcuffs were taken off and Saylor was taken to a hospital, where he died.