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

The newly released 157-page report into the death of Elijah McClain begins with the all-too-obvious fact that McClain should never have been stopped by the Aurora cops on that August 2019 night. But we already knew that.  What we may not have not have known — or least not known with such certainty — is […]

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

Aurora police officers were too quick in their decision-making when they stopped Elijah McClain in 2019 in an encounter that preceded his death, according to an independent review of the fatality. And then investigators did a poor job of documenting the incident, the report solicited by the city says. “The post-event investigation was flawed and […]

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

Denver’s city attorney and a well-connected lawyer who is managing partner at one of the Mile High City’s most prominent legal firms have been recommended by Colorado’s two U.S. Senators to be the state’s next top federal prosecutor.  The three finalists to be Colorado’s new U.S. attorney, submitted by Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet and John […]

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

Colorado’s health department will review the controversial waiver program that allows medics to administer the powerful tranquilizer ketamine in the field. The review was announced Saturday, two days before the first anniversary of the encounter that preempted the death of Elijah McClain after an encounter with Aurora police. McClain, 23, was given a dose of […]