“Atrocious”: Police Killed Elijah McClain in 2019. Why Did It Take Colorado So Long to Launch Probe?

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis has ordered a new investigation into the 2019 police killing of 23-year-old Elijah McClain in Aurora, which is facing renewed scrutiny and outrage amid the nationwide uprising against police brutality. McClain was walking home from a store last August when someone called 911 to report a “suspicious person.” Three Aurora police officers who answered the call tackled McClain to the ground and placed him in a chokehold as he pleaded for his life, and medical responders who arrived then injected McClain with the powerful sedative ketamine. He suffered a cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital and died several days later. “It’s really atrocious that it’s taken almost a year for this case to gain the kind of attention that it should have gained immediately,” says Mari Newman, attorney for the McClain family.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. This is so horrific. This is a terrible nightmare. Why do we even have police when they are worse thugs then criminals???? We really need to erase the entire police force and start over 100% because they’re fucking monsters.

  2. Dave Young is a P O S just like them cops, theres no excuse for them cops! That’s Murder!!! And I hope they pay for it every day that they live!!!!!

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