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Monday, September 12, 2016

Judge orders civil trial in death of 26-year-old with Down syndrome

A federal judge in Maryland ruled Friday that a lawsuit against three Frederick County sheriff’s deputies will move forward to ­trial, allowing a jury to decide whether their actions led to the death of a young man with Down syndrome.

In January 2013, Robert Ethan Saylor, 26, went with an aide to watch “Zero Dark Thirty” at a Frederick-area mall and, after refusing to leave the theater during a second showing, was forced from his seat by the deputies who were working off-duty as security officers.

During a struggle, Saylor — who went by his middle name — ended up on the floor and suffered a fractured larynx. His death was later ruled a homicide as a result of asphyxia.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will this ever end? What will it take to end it? Every time I think this guy is in our rear view mirror he re surfaces.Good grief,lets nip it.

Anonymous said...

5:01 disgusting. He died over a $6 movie ticket. He was disabled. Was the $6 that important? They crushed his throat.

You make me sick. Disgusting piece of crap.

Anonymous said...

Big bad police officers are scared of everyone and everything. That is why they prefer to write traffic tickets and avoid contact crime. I was in fear for my safety so I killed the kid.

Ed n fredneck said...

Hello 5:01 get over it already .He was a White person with some issues .His life mattered .

Anonymous said...

Has everyone gone daft? Courts have already dealt with this.In ANY other country this matter would have been considered closed.Not one of you can even think of one iota of evidence that has not already been brought forward.Fool me and come up with something that no one else has thought of.If you present new evidence I can actually get that to the proper officials.Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Very sad.
I wish police would leave everyone alone.

Anonymous said...

6:22 apparently the courts disagree with you. But you know more than everyone else, so I suggest you contact them and give them your expert insight.

Anonymous said...

300 lbs man with heart diease dies struggling with police. throat damage came from EMS insurting throat breathing tube. Police not at fault. end of story.

Anonymous said...

The police did their job. Whats good for the goose is good for the gander. Move or be moved. Tired of the mentally disabled getting a pass for behavior. If u know how to act the fool, you know how to behave or learn consequences for unacceptable behavior. Giving them passes has created this oppositional defiance.