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Family of Elijah McClain Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Aurora, CO

HeadlineAug 12, 2020

In Aurora, Colorado, the family of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black young man who was killed by police last year, has filed a lawsuit against the officers and paramedics involved in his death. McClain was stopped by police on August 24, 2019, as he was walking home from buying iced tea for his brother. He was tackled by police, placed in a chokehold, and later injected with ketamine by paramedics. He died on August 30, after days on life support. An online petition demanding justice for McClain has collected over 5 million signatures.

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