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O’Malley Creates Commission

September 19th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has created a commission to help law enforcers and others better respond to incidents involving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. WBAL reports O'Malley issued an executive order creating the Maryland Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities this week. O'Malley said in a statement that he created the panel partly in response to the death in January of a man with Down syndrome after a struggle with three off-duty deputies in Frederick. O'Malley met with Ethan Saylor's family earlier this month. Saylor's mother Patti said that she welcomes the task force, noting it will help change attitudes about the disabled…

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