Aurora Fire Rescue
Aurora Police Department to get independent monitor following Elijah McClain’s death
The news comes a day after an independent investigation found officers moved too quickly during the encounter with McClain and fell short in documenting the incident
“Just unprecedented”: Aurora Police saw 60% rise in officers leaving department last year
87 police personnel left or were jettisoned from the department in 2020, more departures than in 2015 and 2016 combined. About 750 of the Aurora Police Department's 1,000 employees are sworn officers.
Aurora police officers, medics ask for dismissal of Elijah McClain lawsuit
McClain was put in a neck hold and later injected with ketamine, a sedative, on Aug. 24, 2019, in Aurora and died several days later at the hospital
Colorado medics may have misdiagnosed “excited delirium” hundreds of times when dosing people with ketamine
The doctor who helped define "excited delirium" says based on Colorado's population, medics should have encountered about 57 cases in the 2.5 year period in which they gave ketamine 902 times.
Coloradans dosed with ketamine during police confrontations — like Elijah McClain was — want investigation
25 doctors signed a position paper supporting the use of ketamine when people being arrested show "excited delirium." Two men say they were in handcuffs and complying with cops when the drug was administered in Arapahoe County and Lakewood.
Medics in Colorado dosed 902 people with ketamine for “excited delirium” in 2.5 years, including Elijah McClain
101 fire and rescue agencies in Colorado are allowed to administer ketamine. In 17% of the instances when they used the drug for "excited delirium" serious complications arose.