Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old black massage therapist, died following forceful detention by police and subsequent sedation by paramedics in Aurora, Colorado on August 24, 2019. Following the killing of George Floyd, another protest was held in honor of Elijah McClain on June 6, 2020, at the Aurora Municipal Center.
Elijah McClain’s Death
A 9-1-1 call from a citizen indicated that a man in a ski mask, later identified as McClain, was acting suspiciously. The caller also indicated that he did not believe anyone was in danger, and that he believed McClain was unarmed. The three police officers who were involved in the incident claimed that their body cameras were knocked off during the struggle with him. While en route to the hospital, paramedics administered ketamine to sedate McClain, who then went into cardiac arrest. McClain died seven days later after being removed from life support. McClain’s autopsy was inconclusive.
In June 2020, Aurora lawmakers requested a new, third-party investigation into McClain’s death.
Unknown Facts About Elijah McClain
- A protest was held at the Aurora Municipal Center during November 2019 in response to the District Attorney’s decision not to file charges.
- Officers held McClain on the ground for 15 minutes. Officer Nathan Woodyard applied a chokehold around McClain’s neck.
- Paramedics injected him with 500 mg of ketamine as a sedative to reduce his agitation.
- McClain vomited several times while being held down, and suffered two heart attacks while being taken to the hospital. He was pronounced brain dead on August 30, 2019.
- The body cameras on all three of the police officers fell off of their uniforms during the encounter, although the audio can still be heard. During the recording, when one of the body cameras was still attached to an officer, another officer can be heard telling him to move his camera.
Relationship status of Elijah McClain
Elijah McClain Biography
|Real Name||Elijah McClain|
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|Mother Name||Sheneen McClain|
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|Hometown||Aurora, Colorado, United States|
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|Current City||Aurora, Colorado, United States|