Prosecutors in Colorado say two Denver-area police officers who put Elijah McClain in a neck hold ignored his pleas that he couldn’t breathe. He was later injected with a powerful sedative and pronounced dead three days after going into cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital.
A trial is opening soon against two police officers charged in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain. The Black man was put in a neck hold and injected with the powerful sedative ketamine while walking home in a Denver suburb. His death later became a rallying cry amid nationwide protests and spurred police reform in Colorado.
A former Colorado police officer who put a handcuffed woman in a parked vehicle that was hit by a freight train last year, causing the woman to suffer a traumatic brain injury, has avoided a jail sentence.