NDSS & NDSC Update: National Down Syndrome Organizations to Join Saylor Family and Maryland Delegate Mizeur to Deliver 338,000 Signatures to Maryland Governor O’Malley this ThursdayOn Thursday, September 5, 2013, Patti, Ron and Emma Saylor, mother, father and sister of Ethan Saylor, and representatives of the National Down Syndrome Society and National Down Syndrome Congress along with Maryland Delegate Heather Mizeur will deliver a change.org petition with over 338,000 signatures to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley at the State House. A press conference is planned for 10:30 AM ET at Lawyer’s Mall across from the Maryland State House.
This petition authored by Emma Saylor calls for an independent investigation by Governor O’Malley into the death of Ethan Saylor at the hands of off-duty Frederick County police officers who were moonlighting as security officers at a movie theater in a mall in Frederick, Maryland.
As our constituents will recall, Ethan had attended the movie Zero Dark Thirty that evening and would not leave the theater because he wanted to see it again. An internal investigation cleared the officers of any wrongdoing. Governor O’Malley has the authority, under the Maryland constitution, to pursue an independent investigation into the tragic death of Ethan Saylor.