Justice for Robert Saylor
  • Petitioned Sheriff Charles Jenkins

This petition was delivered to:

Frederick County Police Department
Sheriff Charles Jenkins
Office of State's Attorney for Frederick County
J. Charles Smith, III

Justice for Robert Saylor

    1. Petition by

      Special Needs Network

Robert Saylor, 26, of New Market, Md., was asphyxiated on Jan. 12 and his death has been declared a homicide by the medical examiner. Robert had Down syndrome and refused to leave a movie theater, as he wanted to watch a movie a second time. Three off-duty deputies were called to help with his removal from the theater, which led to his death. All three have been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

The Sheriffs may face a conflict of interest when investigating their own deputies; therefore, we ask that an outside agency take a look at the case.

There is no reason for a person with special needs to be treated with such force.

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    • Jeff Crane MIAMI, FL
      • 8 months ago

      More care should have been taken and given

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    • stephen girouard BROUSSARD, LA
      • 8 months ago

      I worked with retarded kids, this is ashamed

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    • Shade Burnett DELTONA, FL
      • 8 months ago

      He paid to enter the theatre, so he should have been able to stay all day if he wanted to. What is wrong with the police these days? They are certainly OUT OF CONTROL!

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    • lisa s INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • 8 months ago

      My daughter has Down Syndrome. Our children and adults with Down Syndrome deserve justice too.

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    • Kim Riley CHARLOTTE, NC
      • 9 months ago

      I have a son who is disabled and i wouldn't want this to happen to him

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