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    PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- The family of Anthony McClain announced on Thursday the filing of a legal claim against the City of Pasadena for wrongful shooting and excessive force after he was killed in an officer-involved shooting.The shooting earlier this month sparked days of protests. McClain's family claims police violated his civil rights.The legal claim is the first step in filing a lawsuit against the City of Pasadena and the police department.McClain was shot and killed by a Pasadena police officer during a traffic stop.Police released body cam video last week of the fatal shooting.The shooting happened Aug. 15 around 8 p.m. when officers made the traffic stop for a vehicle code violation near Raymond Avenue and Grandview Street.Pasadena police said the driver cooperated with the officers and admitted to driving on a suspended license. But the passenger took off running from the scene.Vigil held after man shot, killed by...
    PASADENA (CBSLA) — Authorities on Sunday continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding a deadly officer-involved shooting in Pasadena that killed a father-of-three. The incident unfolded just before 8 p.m. Saturday on Raymond Avenue and Grandview Street, where officers tried to conduct a traffic stop and said the passenger suspect, identified as 32-year-old Anthony McClain, in the vehicle became uncooperative and didn’t follow orders to be searched. The suspect allegedly ran into the street, holding his waistband while fleeing, and removed a firearm from his waistband, according to police. A department statement says an officer saw the gun and “fearing for both his and the public’s safety, the officer fired his weapon twice, striking the suspect at least once in the upper torso.” McClain was transported from the scene to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Dozens of people demonstrated outside Pasadena’s La Pintoresca Park on Sunday in response...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– The family of Elijah McClain has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Aurora and others in the death of the 23-year-old. Elijah McClain (credit: CBS) McClain was walking home from a store where he purchased tea for his brother in August 2019. A passerby called 911 and reported McClain was acting odd. McClain was not armed, and had not committed a crime. Three officers responded to the call, and located McClain walking northbound near Interstate 225, he was wearing a mask. (credit: Aurora) McClain didn’t stop when officers told him to, later telling them he had his music on and couldn’t hear them. One officer grabs McClain, who asks the officer to respect his boundaries. The officers claim McClain resisted arrest, and that he attempted to take one of their guns. Body camera footage does not capture evidence of McClain reaching for their guns. McClain...
    The Aurora Police Department announced Thursday that one of the officers involved in photographs currently being investigated by the department has resigned. The unreleased photographs show officers near where Elijah McClain was killed reenacting the hold that preceded his death, according to sources cited by CBS Denver.  "In response to inquiries by the press, Jaron Jones, hired October 31, 2016, tendered his resignation," the department tweeted. "Jones was one of the employees involved and depicted in the photograph investigation related to #ElijahMcClain."  Three officers have been placed on administrative leave while the photos are investigated. The department did not specify if Jones was one of the officers who had been put on leave.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The department's interim police chief, Vanessa Wilson, on Monday promised to release the results of a full investigation "promptly upon its conclusion."  "This will include reports, photographic evidence obtained, officer's...
    An Aurora, Colo., police officer who was involved in taking pictures reenacting the police chokehold used on Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died three days after the encounter, has resigned from the force. “In response to inquiries by the press, Jaron Jones, hired October 31, 2016, tendered his resignation,” the Aurora P.D. tweeted Thursday. “Jones was one of the employees involved and depicted in the photograph investigation related to #ElijahMcClain. We will continue to update w/developments as we proceed.” Multiple officers were suspended over the photos, which police said show officers posing inappropriately near a memorial to McClain and re-enacting the carotid hold. The department has said the photographs were taken in October 2019. In response to inquiries by the press, Jaron Jones, hired October 31, 2016, tendered his resignation. Jones was one of the employees involved and depicted in the photograph investigation related to #ElijahMcClain. We will...
    The three Colorado police officers who were involved in the stop of Elijah McClain, who died after the arrest last year, have been put on non-enforcement duty, according to a report. Aurora Police Officers Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt and Randy Roedema were put on duties that don’t require them to interact with the public or take any law enforcement action, according to a Fox report. The men were moved to their new assignments variously over the last two weeks partially because of safety concerns after the department has received threats, an Aurora PD spokesperson said, according to the outlet. After McClain’s death last August, the men were put on a week’s administrative leave over the incident but were not criminally charged. Now, in the wake of the protests over the Minnesota cop-brutality death of George Floyd questions about McClain’s Aug. 24, 2019, death have gotten attention again. On Thursday,...
    (CNN)Three Colorado police officers involved in a confrontation that left a Black man dead last year have been reassigned to "nonenforcement" duties, authorities said.The death of Elijah McClain is now being investigated following a social media outcry after the fatal August incident while he was in police custody. Aurora officers Nathan Woodyard and Jason Rosenblatt were reassigned on June 13, and officer Randy Roedema a week later, a police spokeswoman said. The reassignment means administrative duties such as paperwork, CNN affiliate KDVR reported. The officers' safety was a primary reason for the move as various police and city employees have received complaints and threats recently, said Faith Goodrich, spokeswoman for the Aurora Police Department. McClain's case received renewed scrutiny following the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others that led to massive protests across the country.Read MoreColorado Gov. Jared Polis announced his administration would reexamine the case, answering...
    Aurora, Colo. officials announced Friday that the three police officers involved in the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain last year have been reassigned and are off the streets for their own protection as McClain's case gains national attention.  CBS News reports that Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt and Randy Roedema have all ban transitioned to work in a non-enforcement capacity.  A city spokesperson told CBS News that two of the officers, Woodyard and Rosenblatt, were moved on June 13, while Roedma was moved on the 20. "This was done in an effort to protect those officers," the spokesman said.  The changes follow Governor Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisElijah McClain's mother says he was 'murdered' after governor assigns special prosecutor Colorado governor directs officials to reexamine death of Elijah McClain in police custody Colorado governor signs sweeping police reform bill ending qualified immunity, banning chokeholds MORE's (D), announcement that state Attorney General Phil Weiser (D) would reinvestigate the case...
    The three officers involved in the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain in Colorado last August have been moved off regular duty for their own protection, a spokesperson for the city of Aurora said on Friday. Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt and Randy Roedema are now working in a non-enforcement capacity.  Woodyard and Rosenblatt were moved on June 13, and Roedema was moved on June 20, the spokesperson said, adding, "This was done in an effort to protect those officers."  The district attorney charged with investigating the case, Dave Young, said that McClain was killed after officers repeatedly tried to stop him on the street. When officers tried to restrain him, McClain resisted and said "Let me go, no let me go, I am an introvert, please respect my boundaries that I am speaking," according to Young's November 2019 report on the incident.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The...
    A petition calling for justice in the Elijah McClain case has received more than 2 million signatures in just a few weeks. McClain, a 23-year-old black man, died in August 2019 after police officers detained him. What are the details of McClain's death? McClain was on foot in Aurora, Colorado, on Aug. 24 when 911 dispatchers received a phone call about a young man acting in a strange manner. Police responded to the scene and discovered McClain walking while wearing a ski mask. He had visited a convenience store to pick up an iced tea for his brother and was on his way home when authorities stopped him. People who knew McClain said he often wore the mask due to being excessively cold from anemia. According to the incident review, Officer Nathan Woodyard approached McClain for questioning. McClain reportedly "appeared to...
    THE Colorado officers involved in the death of Elijah McClain have not been charged. They were reportedly placed on temporary leave and are now back on the field. 4 23-year-old Elijah McClain from ColoradoCredit: Change.org McClain was a 23-year-old Black man who had the police called on him for acting "suspicious" and died as a result of his encounter with them. What happened to Elijah McClain? McClain went out to purchase iced tea from his local convenience store on August 24, 2019. He wore a ski mask over his face as he was anemic and was sensitive to the cold. On his way home, Aurora PD officers received a phone call complaint of a "suspicious" man walking around the neighborhood. Upon arrival, they placed McClain in a chokehold. The young man reportedly gasped for air and pleaded that he couldn't breathe. He vomited, panicked, and was then reportedly injected with...
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