source: The Frederick News-Post
published: 13 April 2015
State lawmakers have approved a proposal to open a Maryland Department of Disabilities alliance named after Ethan Saylor, a Frederick County man with Down syndrome who died during an encounter with off-duty sheriff’s deputies.
The alliance would seek to involve developmentally or intellectually disabled people in training law enforcement officers. Disability advocates have stressed the importance of relationships between police officers and those who have disabilities.
Saylor, a 26-year-old man from New Market, died in early 2013 while off-duty Frederick County sheriff’s deputies were removing him from a movie theater.