Department of Justice, FBI considering investigation into Elijah McClain’s death
DENVER (KDVR) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that it is considering an investigation into the death of Elijah McClain after an incident with Aurora police.
McClain, 23, was wearing a mask the night of Aug. 15, 2019 when someone called 911 to report that he seemed suspicious. McClain often wore the mask while jogging, according to his family and friends. He was not committing a crime and was unarmed when police approached him.
>>Elijah McClain death: What we know so far
FOX31 was the first to track down the store clerk and the surveillance video from the store where McClain was purchasing refreshments prior to being confronted by police.
It took more than two months for the coroner’s office to publicly announce that it could not determine a cause and manner of death with certainty. The police officers used a carotid hold on McClain, and that could not be ruled out as a contributing factor. The paramedics administered ketamine to sedate McClain, and an adverse reaction to the drug could not be ruled out.
According to a release from the United States Department of Justice, investigations of this sort are not usually made public while they are ongoing.
“However, there are specific cases in which doing so is warranted if such information is in the best interest of the public and public safety. Recent attention on the death of Elijah McClain warrants such disclosure,” the release said.
Specifics about the potential investigation have not been released, but the FBI is working with the ...
More on: kdvr.com