Colorado Attorney General opens a grand jury investigation into the Elijah McClain case

At least five investigations into McClain’s death are ongoing.

Terrance Roberts leads protesters in a march calling for justice for Elijah McClain in Aurora. July 25, 2020.  Photo by Kevin Mohatt

Terrance Roberts leads protesters in a march calling for justice for Elijah McClain in Aurora. July 25, 2020. Photo by Kevin Mohatt

Kevin Mohatt
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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.

“Our investigation will be thorough, guided by the facts and law, and worthy of the public’s trust,” the statement from the AG’s office said.
This story is developing and will be updated.

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