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Tue Aug 11, 2020, 09:00 PM

Police face new lawsuit, probes after Elijah McClain's death

Source: Associated Press


Colleen Slevin and Patty Nieberg, Associated Press
Updated 7:14 pm CDT, Tuesday, August 11, 2020

DENVER (AP) — A police department in suburban Denver faced a new set of investigations and legal problems Tuesday as scrutiny mounts over the death last year of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man put into a chokehold by officers, and other run-ins with people of color.

McClain's parents sued the Aurora Police Department and paramedics who injected their son with a sedative, saying they were seeking both accountability for the loss of a “beautiful soul” and to send a message that “racism and brutality have no place in American law enforcement.”

Soon afterward, the Colorado attorney general announced a civil rights investigation into the department, the first under a new police reform law passed after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis set off global protests. The office of Attorney General Phil Weiser said it's been looking into whether Aurora officers have been depriving people of their constitutional rights for several weeks and it's separate from a probe into McClain’s death, which Gov. Jared Polis ordered in June.

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The lawsuit says two officers reported that all three of them put their weight on McClain after a chokehold. One officer estimated the collective weight to be over 700 pounds (320 kilograms).


Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/article/Parents-of-Elijah-McClain-sue-Colorado-police-15475567.php

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Tue Aug 11, 2020, 09:35 PM

1. lynching party 2020, Trump Era

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Tue Aug 11, 2020, 09:42 PM

2. so effed up.....

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Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:42 AM

3. What's to probe?

This young man's life was in the hands of these 'public servants'. They were responsible for him and now he's dead.

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