Colorado man Elijah McClain died from OD of sedative given by paramedics, autopsy shows

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By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – Elijah McClain, an unarmed Black man killed in 2019 after an encounter with police in Aurora, Colorado, died of an overdose of the powerful sedative ketamine that was injected by paramedics, a new autopsy report released on Friday concluded. Dr. Stephen Cina, a forensic pathologist who had initially concluded that McClain’s cause of death was “undetermined,” wrote in his new report on Friday that he had had “insufficient information” during his 2019 autopsy. Three police officers and two paramedics were criminally charged in McClain’s death in 2021, followin…

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