| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:16 PM
The mother of a Maryland man with Down syndrome who died in police custody last year told a Senate panel Tuesday that the federal government needs to spend more to train law enforcement on how to approach the disabled and mentally ill.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:39 PM
The parents of a developmentally disabled man who died after being handcuffed at a Frederick County movie theater have sued Regal Cinemas and the county in federal court.
The lawsuit filed Thursday also names the county sheriff's office, three...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:19 PM
The death of Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old Frederick man with Downs syndrome who stopped breathing last January after a struggle with off-duty county sheriff's deputies who were attempting to remove him from a local movie theater, sparked a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to improve training for law enforcement and other first responders who encounter people with disabilities, an issue raised by the death of a Frederick County man, aides said.
O'Malley met for about 45 minutes Thursday with...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:17 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley will meet today with the family of a Frederick man with Down Syndrome who died in law enforcement custody earlier this year.
"The governor wants to make every effort to ensure this never happens to a Marylander again," said...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Moments before off-duty Frederick County sheriff's deputies tried to force a young man with Down syndrome out of a movie theater — a move that eventually led to his death — Robert Ethan Saylor's 18-year-old aide warned them that he would...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 9:16 AM
National advocacy groups for people with Down syndrome are seeking an independent investigation into the January death of a Frederick County man after off-duty sheriff's deputies tried to remove him from a movie theater.
Robert Ethan Saylor, 25,...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:37 AM
Robert Ethan Saylor didn't like to be touched, and suddenly an off-duty deputy had his hands on him. Within moments, two more deputies would grab him, the four men would fall in a heap on the floor, and Saylor, who had been shouting and resisting their...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
On Jan. 12, Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome, died at the Regal Westview movie theater in Frederick. I did not know Mr. Saylor or his family, but I can't get his tragic death off my mind.
Mr. Saylor liked the movie he saw, "Zero...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Christmas may actually be 11 days away but nerds are getting their gifts early today.
Last night, Google released their popular (and relatively danger-free) Google Maps app on the Apple App Store. The wonky and much ridiculed Apple version is still...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has been elected to the House (or at least that's where we hear he's going). Welcome to your trends report for Monday, May 8, 2013.
Sanford will head to Capitol Hill after facing off against Elizabeth...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:15 AM
James Gandolfini, whose remarkable performance as mob boss Tony Soprano in HBO's "The Sopranos" re-imagined the anti-hero for American television, is dead at 51 years of age.
The actor, who is believed to have died of a heart attack, was traveling in...