Elijah McClain Was Killed by the People Who Were Supposed to Protect Him
Over a Year Has Passed Since his Death, and Justice STILL has not been served.
“On August 24th, 2019, 23-year-old Elijah McClain was walking home after buying some tea at a local convenience store. According to Elijah’s family, Elijah, who was anemic, preferred to wear a ski mask to keep his face warm while he was walking. The Aurora Police Department received a call of a “suspicious man”. This call resulted in Elijah’s death. After the McClain family requested the bodycam footage from the officers on scene it was reported that in the footage,
‘He is laying on the ground vomiting, he is begging, he is saying, ‘I can’t breathe.’ One of the officers says, ‘Don’t move again. If you move again, I’m calling in a dog to bite you,’ -Mari Newman (the McClain’s lawyer)
When the paramedics arrived they administered a dose of Ketamine to the already unconscious Elijah to “sedate” him. He was pronounced dead August 27th, 2019, at only 23 years old of a heart attack. Denver 7 News stated,
“…they couldn’t determine whether McClain’s death was an accident, was due to natural causes, or is a homicide related to the police department’s use of a carotid hold”.
The officers on the scene were placed on temporary leave, however, they are back in the field with no charges.
The above courtesy of change.org
MAKE CALLS AND DEMAND JUSTICE
Call CO Governor Jared Polis (303) 866 2471
Call Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman (303) 739 7015
Call CO AG Phil Weiser and press “0” (mailbox only open during business hours) (720) 508 6000
Call Aurora City Attorney Daniel L. Brotzman (303) 739 7030
Here’s the recommended script:
I am calling on behalf of Elijah McClain. I demand that Mayor Mike Coffman and City Attorney Daniel Brotzman fire those responsible for Elijah’s death as well as provide justice for his family. I also demand that Attorney General Phil Weiser criminally charge those responsible. Those responsible, making up those that took physical action against Elijah as well as those who failed to intervene, include: Jason Rosenblatt, Nathan Woodyard, Randy Roedema, Matthew Green, Dale Leonard, Alicia Ward, Kyle Dittrich, Erica Marrero, Jordan Mullins-Orcutt, Darren Dunson, Rachel Nunez, Peter Cichuniec, and Jeremy Cooper. It’s been nearly a year. Act now.
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