City probe faults overall police treatment of Elijah McClain
February 21, 2021
DENVER (AP) — The results of an investigation into the fatal arrest of Elijah McClain in suburban Denver released Monday criticizes how police handled the entire incident, faulting officers for their quick, aggressive treatment of the 23-year-old Black man and the department for having a weak accountability system that failed to press for the truth about what happened.
The investigation commissioned by the city of Aurora found "two contrasting stories" of what happened to McClain in August 2019 after someone reported him as suspicious. One, based on officers' statements to investigators,...