Feds reveal they’ve been investigating Elijah McClain’s death since 2019

Federal law enforcement officials on Tuesday revealed that they’ve been investigating the death of Elijah McClain since it happened last year.

In a joint statement, the Denver division of the FBI, the Colorado US Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice said they’ve been reviewing the case for potential civil rights violations since 2019.

“The matter is ongoing, and we are in the process of gathering additional evidence from the Aurora Police Department and other parties,” the statement said.

The agencies acknowledged that the disclosure was unusual, since their standard practice is to not discuss the existence or progress of ongoing probes.

“However, there are specific cases in which doing so is warranted if such information is in the best interest of the public and public safety,” the statement said.

“Recent attention on the death of Elijah McClain warrants such disclosure.”

The August 2019 death of Elijah McClain has drawn new attention amid the nationwide protests against racism and police brutality sparked by the May 25 slaying of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Source: New York Post

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