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DISABLED MAN-CUSTODY DEATH
Lawsuit alleges negligence in death of Md. man with Down syndrome who died in police custody
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:25 PM EDT
The parents of a Maryland man with Down syndrome who died in police custody are suing a sheriff's office and the owners of the movie theater where he died.
Saylor died as three Frederick County sheriff's deputies, moonlighting as mall security guards, tried to forcibly remove him from a movie theater because he had no ticket for a second viewing of the movie, "Zero Dark Thirty."
The complaint alleges the deputies and the operators of the Westview Promenade shopping center and Regal Cinema violated Saylor's civil rights and the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Lawyers for the defendants didn't immediately return calls.