Maryland looking to dismiss allegations in Robert Saylor wrongful death lawsuit

Maryland is working to dismiss allegations in a federal lawsuit that it contributed to the wrongful death of a man with down syndrome.

Robert Saylor suffocated while in custody of 3 Frederick County sheriff's deputies who were moonlighting as mall security guards.

The attorney general's office said Saylor was arrested because he was trespassing, stealing and disobeying police.

The 26-year-old died in January of last year as deputies tried to remove him from a movie theater because he didn't have a ticket.

BACKGROUND: Suit filed in disabled man's death in custody

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