Elijah McClain

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New Elijah McClain Report Blames Police, Paramedics

Family says city of Aurora was trying to 'cover up' circumstances of Black man's death

(Newser) - Police officers and paramedics acted unjustifiably throughout their fatal encounter with Elijah McClain in Aurora, Colo. That's according to an independent report commissioned by the city council and released Monday, which the family says "substantiated what we knew and what the city of Aurora was trying to cover...

Jewelry Named for Victims of Police Brutality Is Yanked

Controversial collection made of shattered glass from BLM protest pulled from Charleston museum

(Newser) - A bolo tie named for Eric Garner . "The Elijah" and "The Breonna," necklaces costing several hundred dollars in honor of Elijah McClain and Breonna Taylor . A $45 pair of earrings bearing Trayvon Martin 's name. These are some of the items the Guardian lists as part...

Elijah McClain's Parents File Civil Rights Lawsuit

'Racism and brutality have no place in American law enforcement'

(Newser) - The parents of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after officers in suburban Denver stopped him on the street last year and put him in a chokehold, sued police and medical officials Tuesday. With the federal civil rights lawsuit, the McClain family said they were seeking both accountability...

Cops Allegedly Posed at Elijah McClain Memorial

They reportedly re-enacted fatal chokehold, and all are under investigation

(Newser) - Three police officers are under investigation in Aurora, Colorado, after they were photographed near the site of Elijah McClain's fatal encounter with police , reports CBS Denver . Reporter Brian Maass says the photos show officers reenacting the chokehold used on the 23-year-old. The site where he died is now a...

He Went to Get an Iced Tea. His Death Spurred an Outcry

Colo. governor says his office will take closer look at 2019 death of Elijah McClain

(Newser) - Last August, a 23-year-old unarmed black man died after an incident involving the police in Aurora, Colo. Now, Gov. Jared Polis says his office will examine how the state can assist in the investigation into Elijah McClain's death amid renewed public interest in the case, per the Denver Post...

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