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Gov. O'Malley's Office Considering Separate Investigation into Saylor's Death

On Thursday, Governor Martin O'Malley's office issued a statement saying the governor is exploring all options to ensure that something similar never happens again in the state of Maryland.

BATIMORE, Md. - New developments in the death of Ethan Saylor, a Maryland man with down syndrome who died while in police custody. 

On Thursday, Governor Martin O'Malley's office issued a statement saying the governor is exploring all options to ensure that something similar never happens again in the state of Maryland

As we've reported, Saylor died on Jan. 12, 2013, after three off-duty Frederick County deputies, working as security guards, were called to Regal Cinemas at Westview Promenade. Saylor died after police retrained him and placed him in handcuffs. 

According to the medical examiner, the cause of death was asphyxiation. The manner was homicide, because Saylor died due to police restraint. 

This tragedy has already been investigated by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, a Frederick County Grand jury and there is a third investigation currently underway by the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Although the governor is considering an investigation, his office says he's more focused on forward-looking strategies to protect the safety and rights of all people, including those with intellectual or developmental disabilities. 



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