Friday, July 26, 2013

Opinion: Ethan Saylor's Death Deservedly Under Investigation Again

Ethan Saylor would be alive today if Frederick County sheriff’s deputies had exercised good judgment and restraint.
Instead, they ignored explicit warnings from the caretaker who accompanied Mr. Saylor, who had Down syndrome, and physically confronted him over an unpaid $12 movie ticket. In the ensuing scuffle, he died of asphyxia. The Maryland medical examiner’s office ruled his death a homicide. A grand jury declined to bring criminal charges against the three off-duty deputies, who were working as security guards at the movie theater in Frederick.
That shouldn’t be the end of the story.

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