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Parents of Elijah McClain sue Colorado police over his death

Added 08-11-20 02:03:01pm EST - “The parents of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after officers in suburban Denver stopped him on the street last year and put him in a chokehold, sued police and medical officials Tuesday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Parents of Elijah McClain sue Colorado police over his death”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - The parents of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after officers in suburban Denver stopped him on the street last year and put him in a chokehold, sued police and medical officials Tuesday.

“We have filed this civil rights lawsuit to demand justice for Elijah McClain, to hold accountable the Aurora officials, police officers, and paramedics responsible for his murder, and to force the City of Aurora to change it longstanding pattern of brutal and racist policing,” Sheneen McClain and Lawayne Mosley said in a statement released by their attorney.

Elijah McClain was stopped by three white officers on Aug. 24, 2019, while they responded to a call about a suspicious person wearing a ski mask and waving his arms. Police put him in a chokehold, and paramedics gave him 500 milligrams of ketamine to calm him down.

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McClain suffered cardiac arrest, was later declared brain dead and taken off life support several days later.

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