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Second Colorado officer acquitted for 2019 killing of Elijah McClain

A Colorado jury has acquitted Nathan Woodyard, a police officer concerned within the 2019 killing of Elijah McClain, an unarmed Black man. McClain’s loss of life helped ignite nationwide protests in opposition to police brutality and racism in 2020 and helped affect the state to ban sure police neck restraint strategies. The choice on Monday follows a state ruling final …

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Elijah McClain pleaded ‘I can’t breathe’ before he died, trial hears

Two Colorado officers ignored a person’s pleas of “I can not breathe” earlier than a medic injected him with ketamine and he died, a courtroom has heard. Prosecutors accused Randy Roedema and Jason Rosenblatt of utilizing extreme power throughout an unjustified cease of Elijah McClain on 24 August 2019. However attorneys for the 2 officers blamed the paramedics who injected …

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