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Effort to limit ketamine use by Colorado paramedics, police advances toward governor’s desk

The bill comes two years after the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who was injected with the drug while under arrest in Aurora in 2019.

Politics and Government

Carman: As police brutality reforms take effect and investigations mount, who’s laughing now?

The police brutality that has targeted and tormented the Black community in Colorado since forever is real

Opinion Columns

Rep. Caraveo: In the wake of unnecessary deaths, it’s past time to regulate ketamine in police situations

Elijah McClain’s death after being injected with this powerful drug exemplifies the inexcusable influence that law enforcement exerts on its use.

Opinion Columns

Nicolais: Justice was too late for George Floyd, but we can seek broader justice

The deaths of Floyd and Elijah McClain underscore the need for difficult and lasting change in law enforcement

Opinion Columns

Littwin: The truth is that Derek Chauvin was easy to convict. As for racial justice, the jury is still out.

When it comes to police violence, it’s rare for anyone to get any degree of accountability. And while George Floyd finally did, it came at far too great a cost.

Opinion

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.

Crime and Courts

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

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

Crime and Courts

“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.

Crime and Courts

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

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”

Politics and Government

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

Crime and Courts

Colorado attorney general opens grand jury investigation into Elijah McClain’s death

Weiser's office announced the grand jury investigation about six months after he was appointed by Gov. Jared Polis as a special prosecutor to review McClain's death

Crime and Courts

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

No charges for man who drove Jeep through Elijah McClain protest in Aurora

District Attorney George Brauchler said during a news conference that there was no visual evidence the driver aimed at anyone on the highway during the July 25 protest

News

Denver police investigate allegation that officer used baton to sexually assault protester

Denver police spokesperson Jay Casillas confirmed the department is conducting an internal investigation of the allegation and declined further comment because it is ongoing

Crime and Courts

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.

Health

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

Colorado anesthesiologists want paramedics to stop injecting people with ketamine during arrests

The Colorado health department last month announced a review of ketamine's use almost a year after Elijah McClain's death

Crime and Courts
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