Train police to deal with Down syndrome

"Justice for Ethan" signals a call from the family of Robert Ethan Saylor and all families experiencing Down syndrome ("Reopen the case of Robert Ethan Saylor Sept. 5).

Ethan, 26, had Down syndrome. He died when he was being escorted from a movie theater by several off-duty law enforcement officials. Unfortunately, the officers were not trained to interact with an individual with Down syndrome.

Families with children who have Down syndrome are calling for additional training of law enforcement officers to learn how to address these types of situations. This educational training is important and essential for the law enforcement community and the families dealing with Down syndrome.

It is time to establish a study group to address this type of training needed for all impacted by the clash of law enforcement and Down syndrome.

Jake Mohorovic, Dundalk

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