The autopsy for Elijah McClain, a Black man who died during a struggle with police in Colorado in 2019, has been revised following court evidence.
The new report cannot be released due to a court order the coroner was required to take.
#ElijahMcClain autopsy revised due to grand jury evidence, but coroner will not release new report @TheLeoTerrell @seanhannity @RealCandaceO @TheOfficerTatum @GreggJarrett @deneenborelli @tomborelli https://t.co/DdbRI3Edk0
— Don Donovan (@RealDonDonovan) September 3, 2022
“In August 2019, McClain, who was 23, was walking home from a store when he was apprehended by Aurora police officers responding to a ‘suspicious person’ call. Police said McClain had resisted, and he was placed into a carotid hold,” CNN reported.
“Paramedics diagnosed McClain with ‘excited delirium’ and administered the powerful sedative ketamine. He suffered a heart attack on the way to the hospital. Three days later, he was declared brain dead,” it added.
#ElijahMcClain died on Aug. 30, 2019, six days after officers put him in a choke hold and paramedics injected him with 500 milligrams of ketamine — far above what was recommended for someone of McClain’s weight.https://t.co/fs4uuqwxY3
— Court TV (@CourtTV) September 6, 2022
“My hands are tied and I am not permitted to release the Amended Autopsy Report unless and until I am released from the attached Order and Oath,” Chief Coroner Monica Broncucia-Jordan confirmed Friday.
“The Attorney General’s Office indicated that only the Denver Chief Judge could authorize release of the Autopsy Report. Once I have authorization from that Court to release the Autopsy Report, I will gladly do so,” she added.
EXCLUSIVE: Elijah McClain’s autopsy report has been changed, potentially giving prosecutors a stronger case against the officers and paramedics involved in his violent 2019 arrest and death. via @allisonsherryhttps://t.co/NTmhAB7iT7
— CPR News (@CPRNews) September 2, 2022
Three Aurora police officers and two paramedics are facing charges in the incident.
In 2021, the city settled a lawsuit with McClain’s family for $15 million.
The noted autopsy charge likely confirms evidence revealed in the trial that changed the outcome from “undetermined” as the case continues.