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Aurora Fire adds sedative droperidol to options for EMS

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In 2019, 23-year-old Elijah McClain died after police put him in a carotid hold and paramedics gave him the sedative ketamine.

AURORA, Colo. — Aurora Fire Rescue is adding a new sedative for EMS to use for the first time since Elijah McClain’s death. 

The 23-year-old was stopped by Aurora police in 2019. He had done nothing wrong. Officers put him in a carotid hold and paramedics injected him with the sedative ketamine.

In September 2021, a statewide grand jury returned a 32-count indictment against five people – two current Aurora police officers, one former officer and two AFR paramedics. According to the indictment, the paramedics overestimated McClain’s weight by roughly 57…

2022-08-08 23:18:05

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