City of Aurora files to dismiss Elijah McClain wrongful death lawsuit | Boing Boing

The City of Aurora, Colorado is attempting to get a court to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Elijah McClain, who died in August 2019.In case you missed this story, Elijah McClain was a 23-year-old Black massage therapist who was walking home from the store while listening to music. A 911 caller asserted he looked “sketchy” because he was dressed in a ski mask and waving his arms. On the body cam audio recorded at the scene (the cameras “fell off” of all three officers), Elijah can be heard telling officers “I’m an introvert. I’m just separate.” Police put him in a chokehold that made him vomit and rendered him unconscious at least once and then paramedics injected him with ketamine. He suffered cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital and died.
The city’s dismissal request alleges that the family’s lawsuit fails to support its claim of ……

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