Aurora Police Department
Elijah McClain's mother, Sheneen McClain, said she is being cautiously optimistic after the Colorado attorney general's investigation found that the Aurora Police Department employed racist tactics and treated Black people differently from others.
The Colorado police officers and paramedics involved in the death of Elijah McClain more than two years ago were indicted in an unexpected ruling from a grand jury that aims to hold them accountable.
Recent cases in Colorado and Atlanta suggest that cops who stand by and watch their partners use police brutality and other misconduct on suspects who don't pose a threat are increasingly being punished for aiding and abetting. there could be growing accountability for police brutality on the city and state levels for members of law enforcement who don't de-escalate and use force as a first resort.
An independent report released on Monday states that Aurora, Colorado, police officers involved in the fatal August 2019 confrontation did not have a legal basis to stop him, frisk him or physically restrain him.
The women and young children targeted by the Aurora Police Department were handcuffed and forced to lie face-down on the roasting concrete of a mall parking lot when they were incorrectly suspected of stealing a vehicle.
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