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Report Highlights Disability Awareness Training for Md. Police


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- A governor's commission created after the 2013 asphyxiation death of a Maryland man with Down syndrome has released a report highlighting changes in disability awareness training for Maryland police agencies.
Tthe Maryland Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities released its report to the public online last week.
Twenty-six-year-old Robert Ethan Saylor suffocated in January 2013 as three Frederick County sheriff's deputies, moonlighting as mall security officers, tried to forcibly remove him from a movie theater.
In 2015, the commission helped create a training program for all entry-level cadets in the state. The commission also crafted a shorter four-hour training program that will be provided to veteran law enforcement officers beginning in January 2016. 

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