Colorado AG: Probe finds Aurora Police racially biased

Colorado’s attorney general said Wednesday that a civil rights investigation begun amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain has found that the Aurora Police Department has pattern of racially biased policing. Attorney General Phil Weiser announced the investigation found the department has long had a culture in which officers treat people of color —Continue reading “Colorado AG: Probe finds Aurora Police racially biased”

Officers, paramedics charged in Elijah McClain’s 2019 death

Colorado’s attorney general said Wednesday that a grand jury indicted three officers and two paramedics in the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who was put in a chokehold and injected with a powerful sedative two years ago in suburban Denver. The 23-year-old’s death gained widespread attention during last year’s protests against racial injusticeContinue reading “Officers, paramedics charged in Elijah McClain’s 2019 death”

Man killed by Portland police called 911 himself, seeking mental health care

Michael Ray Townsend was a musician. Not the type of musician who occasionally picks up the guitar and strums out a few basic chords. He played the violin, the piano and the drums. “He could even play the seven-string guitar. He played guitar behind his back,” said his younger sister, Rachel Steven. “He started playingContinue reading “Man killed by Portland police called 911 himself, seeking mental health care”

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