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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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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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