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Colorado Lawmakers Demand Investigation into Police Killing of Elijah McClain

HeadlineJun 25, 2020

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Calls are growing for the city of Aurora, Colorado, to conduct a new investigation into the death last year of Elijah McClain. He was a 23-year-old African American massage therapist who died after being tackled by police and placed in a chokehold and then being injected with ketamine by paramedics. McClain was stopped by three police officers on August 24, 2019, as he was walking home from picking up an iced tea for his brother at a convenience store. Police claimed he was acting suspicious. He died on August 30 after days on life support. On Wednesday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced the state would review the case.

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