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Elijah McClain    1996-2019

 

 

 

Elijah McClain    1996-2019

 

Elijah McClain died

after the Aurora, Colo., police restrained him

with a now-banned carotid hold in August.

 

Family photo

 

Here’s What You Need to Know About Elijah McClain’s Death

Mr. McClain died days after he was detained by the police in August 2019.

His death has come to occupy a central place

in Colorado’s fast-moving debate over police reform.

NYT

Sept. 1, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/article/who-was-elijah-mcclain.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elijah McClain    1996-2019

 

He was a 23 year-old Black man

who was walking home in Aurora, Colo.,

on the night of Aug. 24, 2019.

 

He had on headphones, to hear music,

and wore a ski mask,

as his family said he often did

- he was anemic and got cold easily.

 

But someone said he "looked sketchy"

and called 911.

 

He committed no crime;

and wasn't arrested.

 

But police officers placed

Elijah McClain him in a carotid hold,

which stops blood to the brain,

and injected him with ketamine,

a strong sedative.

 

He went into cardiac arrest

on the way to the hospital,

and died a few days later.

 

It is hard to hear

on the body-cam video what he told police.

"I am an introvert. ...

Please respect the boundaries that I am speaking.

...Leave me alone."

 

What was all at once heart-rending and warming

to recall this week

was what family and friends said about this young man

who seemed an incandescent spirit,

who danced at work and played music for animals.

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/04/
1034200949/opinion-remembering-the-life-and-spirit-of-elijah-mcclain

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/elijah-mcclain

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/04/
1034200949/opinion-remembering-the-life-and-spirit-of-elijah-mcclain

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/01/
1033289263/elijah-mcclain-death-officers-paramedics-charged

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/01/
1033374408/police-officers-and-paramedics-have-been-charged-in-the-2019-death-of-elijah-mcc

 

https://www.nytimes.com/article/who-was-elijah-mcclain.html - September 1, 2021

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/23/
970672241/in-colorado-aurora-city-leaders-look-at-next-steps-in-elijah-mcclain-case

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/09/
966137079/former-aurora-pd-officers-involved-in-elijah-mcclain-photo-scandal-are-still-fir

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/08/11/
901409033/parents-of-elijah-mcclain-sue-aurora-colo-police-and-paramedics-over-his-death

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/06/25/
883747992/colorado-gov-appoints-special-prosecutor-to-reopen-probe-of-elijah-mcclain-death

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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