Independent report details how police and EMS mishandled Elijah McClain’s fatal arrest
An independent investigation into the death of 23-year-oldafter an August 2019 arrest by Aurora, Colorado, officers describes how the situation was mishandled and recommends the city reassess its use of force policies and overhaul its internal review process.
The investigative panel wasn’t tasked with concluding whether the officers committed crimes or violated policies, but rather to investigate the actions of officers and fire rescue personnel, create a timeline of events and develop a written report with recommendations. It released the 157-page report on Monday ahead of a presentation by the investigative team expected during a special City Council session Monday night, CBS Denver reported.
McClain, who was Black, had been walking home from a…