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Sad story about police useing excessive force

By M. Alex Johnson, Staff Writer, NBC News The parents of a man with Down syndrome on Thursday filed suit against three Maryland sheriff's deputies for causing his "violent, terrifying, and painful death" as they tried to remove him from a movie theater early this year. Robert Ethan Saylor, 26, of New Market, Md., asphyxiated on Jan. 12 after the three Frederick County deputies, who were moonlighting as mall security officers, dragged him out of the theater in handcuffs and restraints. The deputies had been called in because Saylor went back into the Westview Regal Cinema in Frederick, northwest of Baltimore, without a ticket to watch the Osama bin Laden raid movie "Zero Dark Thirty" for a second time. Saylor's full-time aide told investigators that she warned the deputies that the 294-pound Saylor, who used a wheelchair, would "freak out" if they touched him. full story


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Asked by Cherriemama831 at 12:52 AM on Oct. 18, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • this is so sad!

    Answer by AllyB_ at 1:31 AM on Oct. 18, 2013

  • OK so he had an aide that did not prevent this from happening. IMO the fault starts there.
    The aide also could have/ should have removed him from the theater if she didn't prevent it to start with.
    I am sorry for his troubles and death and maybe they were forceful but I am not sure that I agree they were out of line.

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:25 PM on Oct. 18, 2013

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