Report blames Aurora cops in killing of Elijah McClain

Vol. 85/No. 11 - March 22, 2021
Above, July 3, 2020, protest in Aurora, Colorado, against cop killing of Elijah McClain a year earlier. Inset, June 27, 2020, protest included musicians who came to Aurora to play violin to honor McClain, who himself played the violin, often making music to calm animals in local shelters. As police confronted protesters with pepper spray, violinists kept playing. “Elijah believed in humanity,” his mother, Sheneen McClain, said at release of new report holding cops responsible for the killing.

A 157-page independent investigative report on the 2019 cop killing of Elijah McClain commissioned by the Aurora, Colorado, City Council was released to the public Feb. 22. “This report confirms what we have been saying from the start. The Aurora…