Saylor Family Files Federal Lawsuit in Son's Death

Saylor Family Files Federal Lawsuit in Son's Death

The family of a 26-year-old New Market man who died at a Frederick movie theater as he was being forcibly removed by sheriff's deputies has filed a lawsuit in federal court.
FREDERICK, Md. - The family of a New Market man with Down syndrome who died at a Frederick movie theater while in police custody filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court.

Ethan Saylor's parents filed the civil lawsuit saying this is the only remedy for the great loss they've had in their life. 

They're alleging violations of his civil rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act against Regal Cinemas, Frederick County, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, the three deputies and Hill Management Services who does security for the theater.

"That is the only remedy that exists for families who had a family member killed by someone else. So we've had this great loss in our life and the only remedy for that is a civil lawsuit. We can't have Ethan back," said Patti Saylor, Ethan's mother. 

As we've reported, three deputies were call the remove 26-year-old Ethan Saylor from the Regal Cinema Movie Theater back in January of 2013. He died while deputies were trying to restrain him.

The deputies who were involved were cleared of any criminal charges. 

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