Boxden hiphop sports wild'ish games movies news eyecandy tech gear rides
trending now most viewers #top20 top yesterday all sections videos pics tracks headlines

Feb 19 - Man With Down Syndrome Died In Police Custody

most watched this minute | see more
most viewed right now
48 viewing
 Image inside That lil 10 Year Old Savage that signed to SSR got locked up
80 comments
most viewed right now
46 viewing
Video inside Birdman Interview with Angie Martinez! Finally Speaks on Lil Wayne & Yo..
398 comments

top in section
25 viewing
 Video inside The Death of Kendrick Johnson --UPDATE On Investigation--(VIDEO)
top in wild'ish
top in section
13 viewing
 NBA Gilbert Arenas breaks down 2000s vs 90s team debate
top in sports

people viewing this topic:   (0 members and 1 guests)  
 
 

let em know Share this on TwitterShare this on Facebook
 Feb 19 - Man With Down Syndrome Died In Police Custody
Unread 2 years agoclass of '05 - away - #1
746 pageviews
5 comments


bobbysteels18 550 heat pts550 space
avatar space
The World is your's
space
$6,355 | POWERFUL
Robert Saylor's death Ruled A Homicide: Man With Down Syndrome Died In Police Custody


FOLLOW: Video, Man With Down Syndrome Homicide, Robert Saylor, Robert Saylor Homicide, Robert Saylor Dead, Robert Saylor's death Homicide, Mentally Ill Man's death a Homicide, Crime News
The death of a man with Down syndrome who was reportedly k!lled after lying face-down in police custody has been ruled a homicide.

WJLA reports that Robert Saylor, 26, of New Market, Md., was asphyxiated on Jan. 12, according to a medical examiner's ruling late last week.

A "law enforcement source familiar with the case" told the station that Saylor "went into distress when he was put face down on the ground."

Police were reportedly called to a Frederick movie theater by employees who couldn't get Saylor to leave. He had come to the theater with a health aide, paid admission for "Zero Dark Thirty," but allegedly remained after it was over.

Dr. George Kirkham, a criminologist and former law enforcement officer, told the Frederick News Post that Saylor's death may have been caused by positional asphyxia.

From the Post:

Positional asphyxia is typically the result of an intense struggle and often involves a person who is handcuffed and lying on their stomach after the struggle. Kirkham said people often panic and can't catch their breath. People with larger stomachs are particularly vulnerable, he said, because their bellies will push into their sternums, making breathing even more difficult.
Baltimore County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Jennifer Bailey said the case is still under investigation and that the three officers involved in Saylor's death -- Lt. Scott Jewell, Sgt. Rich Rochford and Deputy First Class James Harris -- "continue to work their normal a.ssignments," according to the Post.

Frederick County State's Attorney Charlie Smith said his office is reviewing the incident and has not decided whether to bring charges.

WJLA previously spoke with Saylor's mom after the incident.

"He just loved unconditionally everybody," Patti Saylor said. "He has never had anyone put their hands on him in his life. He would not have been doing anything threatening to anybody."

Police officers nationwide often lack appropriate training for dealing with suspects who have special needs, according to a study by Crisis Intervention Team International.

Other research by disability advocacy groups has found that "law enforcement officers often receive little or no training in the area of intellectual and developmental disabilities and have difficulty recognizing a person who has this disability."

CLARIFICATION: A previous version of this story made references to the training police receive to deal with suspects who have mental illness. The story has been updated to mention police training for people with mental disabilities, such as Down syndrome.


Robert Saylor's death Ruled A Homicide: Man With Down Syndrome Died In Police Custody
Reply With Quote
Props given to bobbysteels18 hot topic  (02-19-2013)

5 comments for "Feb 19 - Man With Down Syndrome Died In Police Custody"

- To post a comment, join the squad -


Unread 2 years agoclass of '05 - away - #2
bobbysteels18 550 heat pts550 space
avatar space
The World is your's
space
$6,355 | POWERFUL
................................
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '06 - on now - #3
hollyfield420 17 heat pts17 space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$2,973 | POWERFUL
dumb a.ss cops
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '05 - away - #4
blah blah blah 1 heat pts space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$4,499 | 9267308
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '10 - away - #5
Jinusean 5 heat pts space
avatar space
That Dude
space
$3,269 | POWERFUL
Reply With Quote
Unread 2 years agoclass of '12 - away - #6
william j hova  space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$153 | 1392967
Just goes to show you that the cops dont give a fcuk bout us... if one of there own gets dornered, the whole dept and city mourns... we should roast some bacon on an open fire
Reply With Quote
 

Home > all sections > BX Daily Bugle
  
    
          join bx


 




that hot ish yesterday


most viewed right now
19 viewing
Image inside Joe Budden Warning Meek Mill.....
186 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
11 viewing
Image inside Jul 27 - How Americans Die Abroad
41 comments
@news
most viewed right now
6 viewing
Image inside The GO-TO Outfit for summer functions
139 comments
@gear
most viewed right now
6 viewing
Video inside John Cena breaks his nose live on Raw vs. Seth Rollins (graphic)
62 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
5 viewing
Video inside Man raped by woman shares his story
80 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
4 viewing
Video inside Girl Catches Man Cheating While He Is At Work
123 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
4 viewing
Audio inside Meek Mill - Beautiful Nightmare (Drake Diss)
22 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
3 viewing
Audio inside Meek Mill - Beautiful Nightmare (Drake Diss)
257 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
3 viewing
Image inside Looks Like Birdman Has Moved On From Wayne And Thugger
322 comments
@hiphop

^
contact us   |   bx@twitter   |   bx@facebook   |   privacy   |   search   |   BX 1998-end of time