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Family of Elijah McClain Reaches Tentative Deal with the City of Aurora over 2019 Killing

HeadlineOct 20, 2021

In Colorado, the family of Elijah McClain has reached a tentative settlement deal with the city of Aurora in a federal civil rights lawsuit over McClain’s 2019 death. Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man, was tackled by police, placed in a chokehold and later injected with a large amount of the powerful sedative ketamine. He died several days later. Separately from this settlement, three police officers and two paramedics were indicted last month on manslaughter and homicide charges. A recent investigation confirmed a pattern of racially biased policing and use of excessive force in the Aurora Police Department.

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