Denver, Colorado 2021-02-22 16:30:49 –
An abominable report released publicly on Monday found flaws at almost every stage of Elijah McLean’s treatment by Aurora police and rescue personnel.
A panel of three hired by the city used body camera footage, written stories, and interviews to create a 157-page report.
There are three main points.
There is no legal basis for detention
The three police officers who first contacted McClain had no legal justification for causing him to stop walking, place his hand, or use carotid strangler figs to lose consciousness. The 911 caller simply reported a suspicious person, and police officers had no reasonable suspicion that McLean had committed the crime.
“Even after Mr. McLean was handcuffed, became increasingly ill, slowed down, and surrounded by a large number of police officers, he did not seem to forgive the use of force by the police officers,” the report said.
First aid did not do due diligence
Aurora Fire Rescue rescue workers on the scene saw the police interact with McClain for a few minutes before acting and were unable to perform a basic diagnosis of McClain before injecting the sedative ketamine.
“The Aurora Fire seems to have accepted the executive’s impression that McLean aroused delirium without confirming that impression through Mr. McLean’s meaningful observations or diagnostic tests,” the report said.
Internal investigation failed
Detectives at the Aurora and Denver police stations are tasked with interviewing police officers involved in violent arrests, and the police officers’ continued use of force against McLean, including strangulation of the carotid artery, strong disarmament, and devotion. “I couldn’t investigate meaningfully.” McLean’s back while he lies on the ground.
The detective did not ask the police officer how to justify the use of force, but instead asked the main question. Their report underpinned the 17th District Attorney’s Office’s decision not to prosecute police officers for crimes.
The criminal report “cannot present a neutral and objective version of the facts and appears to be ignoring the opposite evidence,” the investigation said.
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