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O’Malley to meet with family of disabled man who died in police custody

ANNAPOLIS — A spokeswoman says Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is committed to improving police training after a man with Down syndrome died in the custody of Frederick County deputies in January. Spokeswoman Takirra Winfield says the Democratic governor is considering ...

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Mizeur calls for changes after disabled man dies in police custody

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland lawmaker on Tuesday called for statewide standards related to approaching the disabled, after a man with Down syndrome died when sheriff’s deputies tried to forcibly remove him from a movie theater. Del. Heather Mizeur asked Gov. ...

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Report: New details on death of man with Down syndrome at Frederick theater

Police tried to forcibly remove a man with Down syndrome from a Maryland theater with tragic results, despite warnings from his caretaker that her client would "freak out" if they touched or spoke to him, according to her statement contained in an investigative file released Monday.

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DOJ assessing death of Frederick man with Down syndrome

FREDERICK — A Justice Department official says the agency is looking into the death of man with Down syndrome after he was removed from a theater by sheriff’s deputies. Down syndrome advocates met Tuesday with officials from the Justice Department’s ...

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