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Lawsuit from Aurora police officer fired in Elijah McClain chokehold photo scandal is dismissed

Jason Rosenblat Rosenblatt was fired along with two other officers last year over two photos taken in front of a memorial to McClain two months after his death.

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Aurora police consistently break the law through racially biased policing and excessive force, attorney general finds

Attorney General Phil Weiser launched a patterns and practices investigation into the Aurora Police Department amid protests surrounding the 2019 death of Elijah McClain

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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.

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Grand jury returns 32-count indictment against Aurora officers, paramedics in Elijah McClain’s death

Five people — three police officers and two paramedics — each were charged-with one count of manslaughter and one count of criminally negligent homicide

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“I’ll fight for the rest of my life”: Elijah McClain’s mother reflects on two years since his death

At the time of her son's death, Sheneen McClain was homeless and living in a hotel with some of her other children

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Aurora police officer fired for not intervening in pistol-whipping arrest

An internal affairs investigation found that Francine Martinez violated several directives within the Aurora Police Department, including her duty to intervene

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“This is it”: Man pistol-whipped by Aurora police officer feared for his life

Kyle Vinson said he was afraid of dying when Officer John Haubert of the embattled Aurora Police Department held a gun to the back of his head and pointed it at his chest

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Violent arrest in Aurora reignites anger over policing

Activists decry what they say is just the latest example of the mistreatment of people of color

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Aurora police officer quits days after release of video showing him beating a man with a pistol during an arrest

An investigation will still be conducted into John Haubert’s use of force after body-camera footage showed him beating a man with a pistol 13 times.

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Aurora police officer beat man 13 times with pistol, choked him during arrest, body camera footage shows

“What you are going to see is going to anger you,” police Chief Vanessa Wilson said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon where she discussed the arrest of Officer John Haubert

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Elijah McClain’s mom says his death sparked push for change

"It's his character that people are connecting to," said Sheneen McClain about the activism sparked by the death of her son Elijah McClain.

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Aurora officials discuss Elijah McClain investigation at City Council meeting

A few city council members faulted the investigation commissioned by the city and defended police's right to stop the 23-year-old Black man in what they said was a high crime area

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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

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“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.

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Independent review faults Aurora police for stop preceding Elijah McClain’s death, subsequent investigation

Aurora's City Council solicited the independent review of the events that led up to the 23-year-old McClain's death following an encounter with police officers and paramedics on Aug. 24, 2019

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Colorado lawmakers may change when police can intervene in a protest after summer of unrest

Under Senate Bill 31, law enforcement wouldn’t be allowed to break up a demonstration unless there was an imminent threat of violence or significant property damage from “a significant number or percentage of persons acting in concert”

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Aurora police officers fired over photos tied to Elijah McClain lose fight to be reinstated

The Aurora Civil Service Commission said the photo caused pain for McClain's family and hurt relations between police and the community

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Four Black girls, detained by Aurora police at gunpoint, file lawsuit

One of the girls' mother, who was driving the vehicle when the group was stopped by police, is also a plaintiff in the case.

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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

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Pairing mental health counselors with police on calls shows promise in Colorado

Colorado's marijuana taxes funded 10 co-responder programs that dispatch mental health pros with cops. Two years in, the concept seems to be working in cities along the Front Range.

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