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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:28 PM

Robert Saylor's Death Ruled A Homicide: Man With Down Syndrome Died In Police Custody

Source: huffpo

The death of a man with Down syndrome who was reportedly killed after lying face-down in police custody has been ruled a homicide.

WJLA reports that Robert Saylor, 26, of New Market, Md., was asphyxiated on Jan. 12, according to a medical examiner's ruling late last week.

A "law enforcement source familiar with the case" told the station that Saylor "went into distress when he was put face down on the ground."

Police were reportedly called to a Frederick movie theater by employees who couldn't get Saylor to leave. He had come to the theater with a health aide, paid admission for "Zero Dark Thirty," but allegedly remained after it was over.

Dr. George Kirkham, a criminologist and former law enforcement officer, told the Frederick News Post that Saylor's death may have been caused by positional asphyxia.


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trailmonkee Feb 2013 OP
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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:00 PM

1. And what was the Aide doing?

Did the aide leave, was he trying to explain to Saylor that they needed to go? Did this aide not explain to the police that Saylor was disabled?

All of this stinks. And an arrest over a stupid movie. Geez, the stupidity of wasting law enforcement on this.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:40 AM

2. "Homicide" only means that

one person died at the hands of another. The confusing headline could cause some peope to mistakenly believe that there is a ruling finding guilt.

http://law.yourdictionary.com/homicide

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:30 AM

3. Boy some pig's gonna get 2 weeks paid vacation.......

 

and that will be it.

Police survivors fund cut off from all donations & support.

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