Police in Aurora, Colorado, did not have the right to stop, frisk or violently restrain Elijah McClain in August 2019, according to a new report. McClain, a young Black man, died after the confrontation. Omar Villafranca reports.
NORAH O'DONNELL: And there are disturbing new details tonight in the death of a young black man named Elijah McClain. A group of medical and legal experts looked into his death following a confrontation with police in Aurora, Colorado, in 2009, and their report has just been released. Here's CBS's Omar Villafranca.
- I have a right to stop you because you're being suspicious.
OMAR VILLAFRANCA: The independent report out tonight says Aurora Colorado police did not have the right to stop, frisk, or violently restrain Elijah McClain in August 2019.
ELIJAH MCCLAIN: I am an introvert. Please respect the boundaries that I'm speaking.
ELIJAH MCCLAIN: Stop.
ELIJAH MCCLAIN: Stop. I'm going home.
- Relax or I'm going to have to change the situation.
OMAR VILLAFRANCA: Police put the 23-year-old in a neck hold.
ELIJAH MCCLAIN: I can't breathe correctly.
- And according to the report, "EMS administered a ketamine dosage based on a grossly inaccurate and inflated estimate of Mr. McClain's size," adding that "Higher doses can carry a higher risk of sedation complications, for which this team was not clearly prepared."
McClain suffered cardiac arrest and later died in the hospital.
- No justice, no peace!
OMAR VILLAFRANCA: His death sparked outrage amid a summer of protests.
LAWAYNE MOSLEY: He was loved and he is very missed. He's missed. Oh, my god, he's very much missed.
OMAR VILLAFRANCA: LaWayne Mosley is Elijah's father.
What does your version of justice look like?
LAWAYNE MOSLEY: Fired. They shouldn't be police officers, shouldn't be paramedics. I think you should go to jail, you killed a young man. You should be held accountable.
OMAR VILLAFRANCA: The Aurora City Council is planning a virtual meeting tonight to discuss the findings of that report. Meanwhile, the state attorney general is asking a grand jury to look at that case and decide whether to charge those three officers. Norah?
NORAH O'DONNELL: Omar Villafranca, thank you.