Officers, Paramedics Charged in Elijah McClain’s 2019 Death

The 23-year-old’s death gained widespread attention during last year’s protests against racial injustice and police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, a man walks past a display showing an image of Elijah McClain outside Laugh Factory during a candlelight vigil for McClain in Los Angeles. Colorado’s attorney general plans to make an announcement Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 about the grand jury investigation into the death of McClain, a Black man who was put in a chokehold and injected with a powerful sedative two years ago in suburban Denver. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s attorney general said Wednesday that a grand jury indicted three officers and two paramedics in the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who was put in a chokehold and injected with a powerful sedative two years ago in suburban Denver. The 23-year-old’s death gained widespread attention during last year’s protests against racial injustice and police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. McClain’s pleading words that were captured…

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