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Will Md. Governor Martin O'Malley get justice for Ethan?

10:18 PM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
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Robert Ethan Saylor (Photo from Stauffer Funeral Home)

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- We came to CNN, armed with questions Wednesday night. 

Earlier that evening, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley was a willing guest on CNN's new program "Crossfire" but his security detail avoided us by first driving away from the front entrance where he was parked, into an unfamiliar driveway, then, underground to pick him up. 

This came a day after the Governor took the step to appoint a Commission to take a sharper look at training of law enforcement in dealing with those with intellectual disabilities, like Ethan Saylor. 

But, the Democrat stopped short of intervening to launch a new investigation into the 26-year-old with Down Syndrome's death while in police custody back in January. 

Patti Saylor, Ethan's mom, says she's pleased about the appointment of the Commission but adds, "We've had to constantly prove to people that there's a reason for an investigation." Patti says grand jurors didn't hear all the facts when they decided not to indict the three Frederick County Sheriff's deputies involved in Ethan's death, "The officers themselves were called to testify. None of the witnesses that were in the theater that evening were physically called to testify. I understand that Ethan's staff person was not there to testify."

Weeks ago, the Saylors, armed with 340,000 signatures, met with the Governor to ask him to intervene and ask for a new investigation. 

We have called the Governor's office several times, but never received a return phone call or email. 

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