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Man who shot protesters in Aurora is sentenced to 120 days in jail

Samuel Young, 24, was convicted in March of two counts of second-degree assault, four counts of attempted manslaughter and a single count of illegally discharging his gun

Crime and Courts

Littwin: In firing police Chief Vanessa Wilson, Aurora officials seem to have forgotten why she was hired

She was made chief amid public furor over Elijah McClain’s death at the hands of Aurora cops and paramedics. She was fired even as she was instituting police reform.

Opinion Columns

Colorado panel issues recommendations for when ketamine should be used outside of hospital settings

Paramedics injected Elijah McClain with ketamine after they said he exhibited signs of excited delirium. McClain later died.

Health

Aurora to pay $15 million to Elijah McClain’s family in likely largest settlement in Colorado history

The settlement is among the highest across the country.

Crime and Courts

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

Crime and Courts

Officers, paramedics indicted in Elijah McClain’s death make first court appearance

The judge granted permission for lawyers to file motions about the grand jury process before the defendants’ next court date, when they are scheduled to enter pleas to the charges

Crime and Courts

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.

Crime and Courts

Aurora police officers disapprove of chief committed to reform, poll shows

Members of the Aurora Police Department’s two labor unions, the Aurora Police Association and the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, voted in a poll this week that asked, “Do you feel confident in the leadership of Chief Vanessa Wilson?"

Crime and Courts

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

Crime and Courts

Carman: A mother’s grief turns to long-overdue action in justice for Elijah McClain

Everything started to change when the Black Lives Matter movement raised the profile of Elijah McClain’s case

Opinion Columns

Jim Morrissey: Justice for Elijah McClain delayed…but finally on its way

Opinion

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.

Crime and Courts

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

Crime and Courts

“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

Crime and Courts

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

Crime and Courts

Colorado governor signs wave of criminal justice bills into law, including ketamine measure spurred by Elijah McClain’s death

The legislation Gov. Jared Polis signed on Tuesday includes measures aimed at reducing burdensome court fees and the fallout that families in poverty can face when they don’t pay them

Crime and Courts

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
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