Tuesday, April 16, 2013 6:00 amIn the News-Post’s Saturday lead story, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins argued that his department was capable of conducting use-of-force investigations. In particular, he was referring to two recent fatalities that involved sheriff’s deputies.
Sunday, April 14, 2013 6:00 amFrederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins says he believes his office is able to handle use-of-force investigations internally, even as calls increase for a more independent look at recent cases.
The deputies who had Robert Ethan Saylor in custody just before his death have returned to full duty, Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said Friday.
Our community is feeling horrible about the senseless death of Robert Saylor, a young man out to enjoy his recreation, but who could not seem to conform to rules that perhaps made no sense to him.
A conflict resolution office within the Department of Justice is working with Down syndrome advocacy groups and the family of a New Market man who died in January while in the custody of off-duty sheriff's deputies.
BALTIMORE — An autopsy report made public Tuesday by the Maryland medical examiner’s office provides new details about the death of Robert Ethan Saylor.
A 26-year-old New Market man's death will be the topic of a meeting today at the Department of Justice.
A coalition of Down syndrome groups is expected to release a joint statement today about the death of Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old New Market man.
Three Frederick County Sheriff's Office deputies have been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing related to the in-custody death of a New Market man.
The grand jury will not be bringing charges against the deputies involved in the in-custody death of a New Market man.
The Frederick County State's Attorney's office issued a press release Friday morning regarding the Saylor case.
With all due respect, I fail to see why your paper is almost daily bashing Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and his three deputies before the investigation and facts are complete with regard to the Saylor case. Just because the medical examiner ruled that Saylor died from asphyxia does not mean this should be ruled a homicide. According to the dictionary, homicide means “the killing of one human being by another.” Asphyxia means “suffocation.” So, what you are telling the public is that these deputies’ actions directly cost this young man’s life.
Robert Ethan Saylor did not have to die on Jan. 12 as sheriff’s deputies were restraining him. This war story illustrates another approach with a much different ending.
Having been out of town when the unfortunate incident resulting in the death of Robert Saylor occurred, I grieve for the Saylor family, which has endured such hardship over the years to lovingly raise a handicapped offspring only to see a tragic end occur. The Saylor family deserves to be lifted up and loved, themselves, as they suffer through the next days and weeks. From all indications, they are to be admired greatly for all that they have done in the past and will do in the future for other handicapped individuals.
If a law enforcement officer is not on duty as a law enforcement officer and commits an action that requires an investigation, he or she should not be allowed to exercise their rights under the Law Enforcement's Bill of Rights if they were not working as law enforcement officers at the time of the incident. Please print where this bill says that it covers secondary employment at a movie establishment.
The death of Ethan Saylor is a telling example of how modern police mentality has changed.
The death of Robert Ethan Saylor, a New Market man with Down syndrome who died last month while in the custody of off-duty sheriff deputies, has rocked the Frederick County community unlike any death we have seen in quite some time.
Long before Patti Saylor experienced the loss of her son, the New Market resident said she set up a support network for children with Down syndrome.
Courtesy photo From left, Adam Saylor, Emma Saylor, Patti Saylor and Robert Ethan Saylor are seen together during a recent Christmas.
Tragedy does not begin to describe what occurred at the Westview movie theater. This was a terrible accident, not a homicide. I want people to know something very important that has not been brought up or discussed. I know one of the officers involved in this tragedy, Sgt. Rich Rochford.
As the case of a disabled man who died in the custody of off-duty sheriff's deputies comes one step closer to resolution, an attorney for his family says a different approach should have prevailed.
Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins has placed three deputies on paid administrative leave pending results of an investigation into the in-custody death of a man with Down syndrome.
The death of a New Market man while in the custody of off-duty sheriff's deputies at a Frederick movie theater has been ruled a homicide, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.
Medical examiners are still trying to determine why a 26-year-old New Market man died while in the custody of off-duty Frederick County sheriff's deputies after being forced from a movie theater.
State and county officials are trying to determine why a developmentally disabled man died Saturday after off-duty sheriff’s deputies tried to remove him from a Frederick movie theater.
A man had a medical emergency and died after sheriff’s deputies removed him from Regal Westview Cinemas Saturday night, a sheriff’s office news release stated.