We are sickened: police officers after chokehold image to get fired

In the American state of Colorado have been dismissed three police forces in the case of police violence who died Black Elijah McClain. The acting police chief

We are sickened: police officers after chokehold image to get fired

In the American state of Colorado have been dismissed three police forces in the case of police violence who died Black Elijah McClain. The acting police chief of Aurora, Vanessa Wilson, fired them on Friday and released at the same time, the photos the police showed the part when Adjusting the Grip, according to the McClain in the summer of 2019 had died. The officials had committed no crime, but the photos were "a crime against humanity and decency," said Wilson. "We are ashamed, we are disgusted and we are angry."

McClains Name has been chanted at the country-wide protests against racism and police violence again and again. The trigger was the death of the African-American George Floyd after a brutal arrest at the end of may in Minneapolis was. Under the increasing pressure, in the Form of a Petition, the Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, the case, McClain re-roll.

In August 2019, three white police officers, McClain had after an emergency call that a man in the area acting suspiciously, confronted. As the unarmed 23-Year-old, who had no criminal record, his arrest, resisted, was arrested by the police officer in the choke hold, later on he got by paramedics a sedative. During the arrest, McClain called that he could not breathe, such as audio recordings of the police documents. He suffered a heart attack and severe brain injuries – life-support machines were switched off days later.

"rotten to the core"

After the re-rolling of the Case reports of photos have been raised, on which three police officers were looking for the stranglehold on McClain in the fall, near the place of action and laughed. The police officer who impersonated on the pictures the grip, gave up his Post this week. The two other police officers in the picture, including a woman, have now been dismissed also – just as a police officer, the photo was sent and commented this with "haha". According to the information of Reuters news Agency, he was one of the police officers involved in the fatal arrest of McClains.

The Prosecutor for the McClain family showed horrified. "The fact that three police officers on duty and in Uniform, thought it was appropriate to use the murder as a joke to make, shows that the service rotten to the core is", said Mari Newman. For Elijah's mother, Sheneen McClain, it was terrible, "to see that people over the murder of her son make fun of".

Updated Date: 04 July 2020, 13:19

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