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Aurora to improve use-of-force policies, hire more diverse first responders, per agreement with attorney general
Aurora’s police and fire departments have agreed on consent decree with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office following a string of controversies
The city of Aurora has reached a settlement with Elijah McClain’s family
The court will now decide how much money to allocate to Sheneen McClain and Elijah’s father, according to attorneys for the family.
6 ways Colorado’s laws have recently changed to prevent another death like Elijah McClain’s
From new rules about how and when ketamine can be administered to a ban on carotid and choke holds, Colorado lawmakers have taken steps to prevent a death like McClain’s from happening again.
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.