Indictments in the McClain Case and The Long-Term Impacts On Police Accountability

September 2, 2021
Attorney General Phil Weiser addresses press after a grand jury formerly indicted three police officers and two paramedics involved in Elijah McClain's death in 2019. Sept. 1, 2021.Attorney General Phil Weiser addresses press after a grand jury formerly indicted three police officers and two paramedics involved in Elijah McClain's death in 2019. Sept. 1, 2021.Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
Attorney General Phil Weiser addresses press after a grand jury formerly indicted three police officers and two paramedics involved in Elijah McClain's death in 2019. Sept. 1, 2021.

The Aurora police and paramedics who stopped Elijah McClain on Aug. 24, 2019, failed him, according to a 32-page criminal indictment filed Wednesday in Adams County District Court. The charges in McClain's death include manslaughter and criminally-negligent homicide.

State Representative Leslie Herod, D-Denver, sponsored police reform legislation that both was sparked by the McClain case and thay may affect the direction it takes.