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Sept. 21, 2023: A special report on the life and death of Elijah McClain

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Jordan Cain leads a protest demanding justice for Elijah McClain at Aurora’s municipal complex. July 25, 2020.

Elijah McClain's death brought about reforms for law enforcement in Colorado. And the Aurora Police Department was put under state oversight, to stop a pattern of racist policing. As the trial of the officers charged in his death begins, a special Colorado In-Depth report looks at how we got here and explore what McClain's death has taught Colorado, and the country, about police oversight.