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

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Three Aurora police officers fired over a photo reenacting a neckhold like the one police used on Elijah McClain before the 23-year-old Black man died in 2019 will not get their jobs back, officials said Tuesday. In decisions upholding the terminations of Aurora Officers Erica Marrero, Kyle Dittrich and […]

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

Before we get to the news from the protest front — from the driver of the turquoise Jeep who has not yet been arrested for speeding through the crowd of protesters on I-225 Saturday night to the protester who allegedly shot at the Jeep and hit at least one fellow protester and has been arrested […]

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The Colorado attorney general’s review of Elijah McClain’s death is unprecedented. Here’s how it may go.

Gov. Jared Polis’ decision to appoint Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser as special prosecutor to review the death last year of Elijah McClain after an encounter with Aurora police and paramedics is extraordinary. In fact, it’s so unusual that experts can’t remember a similar instance in which a district attorney’s decision-making received a second look […]