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Elijah McClain case: DOJ, FBI consider possible civil-rights investigation


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Federal authorities said Tuesday that an ongoing review into the death of a black man who died after being put into a chokehold by police began last year to see if a civil-rights investigation is warranted.

Multiple Aurora, Colo., police officers have been placed on paid leave amid an investigation into the August 2019 death of Elijah McClain. In a joint statement, the Colorado U.S. Attorney's Office, the Justice Department's (DOJ's) Civil Rights Division and the FBI said a review began last year.


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