A Mother’s Fight To Defend Her Son’s Name And Reform Law Enforcement

August 24, 2021
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Sheneen McClain, the mother of Elijah McClain, a young man who died after a stop by police in Aurora, Colo., and has spurred investigations of police practices while galvanizing calls for police reforms, is shown in the office of her attorney, Qusair Mohamedbhai, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Denver.

Sheneen McClain says she’ll fight for the rest of her life. She's fighting to defend her son’s name and to reform policing. It’s been two years since Elijah McClain’s death in the custody of Aurora police. The 23-year-old died after he was placed into two carotid choke holds and injected with ketamine. His name later became synonymous with calls for police reform. But some people took advantage. CPR justice reporter Allison Sherry joins us with additional insight.