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Gov. O'Malley will develop statewide training standards for police!

Jonathan Perri
San Francisco, CA

Sep 8, 2013 — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley pledged Thursday to respond to the case of a man with Down syndrome who died in the custody of Frederick County sheriff’s deputies by developing statewide training standards for law enforcement officers and first responders on how to interact with people who have disabilities.

The governor made the promise during a meeting in Annapolis with the family of Robert Ethan Saylor, 26, who died in January after three off-duty deputies attempted to remove him from a theater when he tried to watch a second showing of a movie without buying another ticket.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/gov-omalley-to-meet-family-of-man-with-downs-syndrome-who-died-in-frederick-co-theater/2013/09/05/d1cd988e-1634-11e3-a2ec-b47e45e6f8ef_story.html

O'Malley pledges training standards for public safety workers after death of Maryland man
O'Malley pledges training standards for public safety workers after death of Maryland man
Takirra Winfield, a spokeswoman for O'Malley, did not discuss details of the meeting but confirmed late Thursday afternoon that "in the coming days, we will announce actions aimed at improving training for law enforcement personnel and other first responders so that we can do everything we can to ensure this never happens again."
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