Elijah McClain: Five Officials Charged Over Death of Unarmed Black Man

Published: Wednesday 1st Sep 2021 by Sam

Five officials have been formally charged over the death of unarmed Black man Elijah McClain.

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As widely reported, the 23-year-old was stopped by police on August 24 2019 in Aurora, Colorado, and lost his life after being placed in a chokehold and injected with ketamine.

Initially, no charges were filed over his death. However, mounting pressure from the public saw Colorado’s governor formally open an investigation.

Today, it was announced that three police officers and two paramedics have been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide by a grand jury.

Reacting to the charges, McClain’s mother Sheneen told the Denver Post:

“It’s been a two-year battle just to get to this point. It’s huge to know they’re indicted. But I know it’s not over. We still have to go to trial.”

McClain’s case was one of several to receive renewed attention in the wake of the outcry that followed George Floyd’s murder last year.

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  1. Ugghh September 1, 2021

    Bless 🙏🏾

    He seemed like such a sweet boy. Hurt hearing the audio

  2. Pat September 1, 2021

    This hurt my heart. So glad to c some progrese

  3. eric September 1, 2021

    It should not have taken any pressure to get them to do the right thing. That itself is a sign of corruption. They’ll point to Elijah’s face mask to justify their suspicion like the defense used Trayvon’s hoodie to characterize him as a belligerent thug. Police were called on them just for walking home. Where was the crime?

  4. Keyshia September 1, 2021

    Smh this will keep happening until ppls family who are related to these victims retaliate. If you loose a child, parent etc what else do you live for?
    This keeps happening and not one family member is avenging them…crazyy

  5. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 September 1, 2021


  6. SHOWSTOPPA September 2, 2021

    This legit broke my heart. I am glad that all of these trash a** people are being brought to Justice!

  7. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 September 2, 2021

    He resisted arrest, what did he expect?

    • Jacs November 22, 2021

      Of course he resisted they had no business arresting him he hadn’t done anything and he was a young black man. They are scared. They are being murdered for being black. He would not be dead had he been white. So your comment is racist and ignorant . Educate yourself. Any decent American should be outraged , not condoning the police behavior. I feel sorry for you.

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