Three police officers and two paramedics in Aurora, Colorado have been criminally charged in the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old innocent Black man who was tackled by police in 2019.
The cops placed McCalin placed in a chokehold, and paramedics injected him with a large amount of the powerful sedative ketamine, reports Democracy Now.
McClain had a cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital and died several days later.
The local district attorney refused to file criminal charges, citing lack of evidence despite video of the incident.
Colorado Attorney General Philip Weiser announced on Sept. 1 that criminal charges were filed against the police and paramedics.
Colorado state Representative Leslie Herod told Democracy Now that McClain’s mother, Sheneen McClain, played a key role in passing police reform laws in the state:
(Source: Democracy Now, Photo Credit: McClain Family)