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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

Crime and Courts

Littwin: According to a newly released report on Elijah McClain’s death, the only innocent person involved was McClain himself

Where to put the blame? According to the outside investigators, you can put it on the cops. On the paramedics. On the investigating detectives. On the DA.

Opinion Columns

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

Crime and Courts

Here are the three finalists —including Denver’s city attorney — to be Colorado’s next top federal prosecutor

Kristin Bronson, Hetal Doshi and Cole Finegan were recommended by the state’s two Democratic U.S. senators to be nominated by President Joe Biden

Politics and Government

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

Crime and Courts

Aurora police officer who pointed gun at doctor suspended for one week

Dr. P.J. Parmar, who has said he believes his race affected how he was treated, said he was disappointed with the punishment.

Crime and Courts

Aurora temporarily bans ketamine use amid Elijah McClain probe

The ban in the city of Aurora, adopted unanimously on Monday, will stay in effect until the city-sponsored independent investigation of Elijah McClain's death is complete

Crime and Courts

A year after Elijah McClain’s death, activists want charges

Aurora activist Candice Bailey said action, not more dialogue, is what is needed. “There's nothing to talk about. We're at an impasse in the conversation,” she said.

News

State health department announces review of ketamine waivers one year after Elijah McClain’s death

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the review will begin immediately and last at least 12 weeks. When the review is complete, a report will be issued.

News

Colorado attorney general opens investigation into “patterns and practices” of Aurora Police Department

The attorney general can investigate Aurora police under authority recently granted by the passage of Senate Bill 217

Crime and Courts

Parents of Elijah McClain sue Aurora police over his death

The 23-year-old suffered cardiac arrest, was later declared brain dead and taken off life support several days later

Crime and Courts

DA investigating Aurora police officers who handcuffed Black girls in stolen vehicle mix-up

District Attorney George Brauchler said Friday that Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson and the police department are cooperating with the investigation

Crime and Courts

Jim Morrissey: Look out for the Aurora clown car

Cartoons

Littwin: The latest police screwup had to be Aurora, right? Sure, unless it happened somewhere else — anywhere else

We wait for a better explanation why guns would be drawn as cops approached a stolen car that wasn’t stolen, but had children in the backseat. What would have happened if guns had been fired?

Opinion Columns

Vanessa Wilson named Aurora’s new police chief as department continues facing scrutiny over Elijah McClain’s death

Vanessa Wilson, who is white, has 23 years of experience with the police department in Colorado’s third-largest city

Crime and Courts

Aurora police apologize after girls handcuffed in stolen car mixup

Jennifer Wurtz, who shot a video of the encounter, said on camera that the police drew guns as they initially approached the car

Crime and Courts

Colorado health officials probe sedative given before death of Elijah McClain

The inquiry is the latest in a series of new reviews of the case of Elijah McClain that has received renewed attention as part of protests over police brutality and racial injustice

Crime and Courts

Littwin: They didn’t arrest the driver who sped through Aurora protesters, but they did arrest the guy who shot at the Jeep

No one, by the way, is happier than Trump when mostly peaceful protests turn violent. It’s his campaign strategy. That’s why he’s sending more U.S. marshals/border patrol agents/secret police to Portland.

Opinion Columns

Aurora police arrest man sought in protest shooting on attempted homicide charges

One man was shot in the leg and another suffered a grazing wound to the head in the shooting

Crime and Courts

Ex-Justice Department lawyer will lead Elijah McClain probe

Jonathan Smith, the executive director of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, will lead the three-person panel reviewing policing policies at issue in the death

Crime and Courts
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