Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has opened a grand jury investigation into the death of Elijah McClain.
McClain died in August 2019 after police attempted to arrest him, placing him in two carotid holds. Paramedics then injected him with ketamine.
According to a statement from his office released Friday, a grand jury investigation gives Weiser’s office the power “to compel testimony from witnesses and require production of documents and other relevant information that would otherwise be unavailable.”
At least five investigations, launched by the federal and state governments and the city of Aurora, related to the McClain case are ongoing.