WATCH: Colorado AG Phil Weiser Gives Update On Grand Jury Investigation Into Death Of Elijah McClain

September 1, 2021
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FILE - In this June 27, 2020, file photo, demonstrators carry a giant placard during a rally and march over the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain outside the police department in Aurora, Colo. A drug called ketamine that's injected as a sedative during arrests has drawn new scrutiny since a young Black man named Elijah McClain died in suburban Denver. An analysis by The Associated Press of policies on ketamine and cases where it was used nationwide uncovered a lack of police training, conflicting medical standards and nonexistent protocols that have resulted in hospitalizations and even deaths.

Colorado's Attorney General Phil Weiser announced at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1 that a grand jury has indicted the officers and EMTs involved in the violent arrest of 23-year-old Elijah McClain two years ago.

McClain died in 2019 at just 23 years of age after an encounter with the Aurora Police Department. He was placed in two cartoid chokeholds and was given a sedative called ketamine. He suffered a heart attack on the way to the hospital, where he died several days later. His death sparked large protests last year.

Now, two years after his death, his mother, Sheneen McClain, says she plans to keep fighting to improve oversight on police.

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