Attorney General: “Elijah McClain should be alive today. His life mattered and his death was tragic.”

“Elijah McClain should be alive today. His life mattered and his death was tragic,” said Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser. “The pain, frustration, and anger that his family and many Coloradans are feeling from his death is understandable and justified. Whenever someone dies after an encounter with law enforcement, the community deserves a thorough investigation. Our investigation will be thorough, guided by the facts, and worthy of public trust and confidence in the criminal justice system.”

“Here is the thing: the Colorado State Attorney General is right. Anytime someone dies in police custody, the public is owed a thorough investigation,” writes J.A.E. “Only he died in August. And they would not have done a thorough investigation were it not for George Floyd’s death and the subsequent protests.”

“This is why the protests matter. God, Elijah McClain just breaks my heart.”

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