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  • Grand jury rejects criminal charges in death of Robert Saylor, man with Down syndrome

    03/24/2013 8:51:57 PM PDT · by Altariel · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 22, 2013 | Theresa Vargas
    Less than five miles from the theater where a man with Down syndrome died at the hands of the law enforcement officials he idolized, a grand jury on Friday heard the details of the case and decided that no crime had been committed. “They felt no further investigation was necessary,” Frederick County State’s Attorney J. Charles Smith said at a news conference outside the county’s courthouse. rand jury proceedings are secretive in Maryland, but Smith said that his office presented the jury with 17 witness statements and that three deputies involved in the death — Lt. Scott Jewell, Sgt. Rich...
  • Robert Saylor, Man With Down Syndrome, Dies of Suffocation While in Police Custody Over Movie

    02/21/2013 9:13:55 PM PST · by Altariel · 61 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | February 19, 2013 | Michael Allen
    Robert Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down Syndrome, died of suffocation while in the custody of three off-duty sheriff’s deputies last month, according to the ruling of the Baltimore County Medical Examiner’s office (video below).According to WJLA-TV, Saylor liked the movie 'Zero Dark Thirty' and wanted to watch another showing. However, a Regal Cinema employee asked Saylor to leave. When Saylor refused to leave, the employee summoned theater security, which was three off-duty sheriff’s deputies: Lt. Scott Jewell, Sgt. Rich Rochford and Deputy First Class James Harris. The three security guards handcuffed Saylor and threw his face on the ground...