3 Aurora Police Officers Fired Over Elijah McClain Photo
Aurora, Colorado police officers for mocking last year's death of a black man in police custody. 23 year old Elijah McClain was killed last summer after police used a choke hold on him. He'd been walking home from a convenience store. Three officers later posed for pictures near a memorial from acclaim, smiling, imitating a choke hold. Now. Interim Aurora Police chief Vanessa Wilson says two of the three officers are being fired. The third resigned. Another officer who laughed when he got the picture and was one of McClane's arresting officers has been fired as well. Claims. Mother's attorney Martin Newman says this is like the Jim Crow South, where White's the promises thought that it was amusing to take pictures of themselves next to the bodies of lynch human beings. She says she anticipates filing a civil rights lawsuit boxes.