Elijah McClain: ‘No legal basis’ for detention that led to death

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An independent report in Colorado has said that officers involved in the death of a young black man in police custody had no legal standing to stop, frisk and detain him.

Elijah McClain died in 2019 in the city of Aurora, three days after being put in a chokehold and injected with ketamine.

A panel of outside experts faulted the police officers for stopping the 23-year-old and the paramedics for giving him too much ketamine without a proper examination.

Officers were initially cleared of wrongdoing, but the case sparked outrage…


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